Dog helps save family from house fire

HOUSTON – A family is safe after their dog alerted them of a fire in their home near Clear Lake.

Officials said around 3 a.m. Wednesday, the family in the home on Heron Field Court near Pear Woods Court was awakened by their barking dog. Everyone made it out of the home safely. 

Firefighters attempted to battle the two-story fire, but the home was destroyed by the blaze. 

A detached garage and one vehicle were also destroyed, officials said. 

It is unknown how the fire was started. 

Arson is investigating.