Good samaritan runs into burning home to save dog

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WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. -- A stranger ran into a burning home to save a family's dog.

Tim Tawater saw smoke coming from a house in White House, Tennessee, last Saturday.

He's a 20-year veteran of the Nashville Fire Department and knew he could get there faster than volunteer firefighters.

As flames shot out of the roof he ran in the front door and can be heard calling the dog.

A few minutes later he walked out with 80-pound Sampson safely wrapped in a blanket.

The family was not at home when the fire started and say they're very grateful for his help.