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Hero dog gives her life to save Michigan couple from house fire

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A Michigan couple is calling their dog jersey a hero after she saved them from a fire that destroyed their home and ultimately killed her.

The flames tore through the house several nights ago as Kim and Tom Zaker slept in the basement to stay cool because they didn’t have air conditioning.

Tom says he woke up to their dog Jersey crying, barking, and scratching at the basement door. He went to check on her and saw flames.

Firefighters say if Jersey hadn’t woke them up when she did, the basement door would have caught fire and trapped them. They would have died. The thought makes them grateful for what they do have as Tom recovers from a knee injury and smoke inhalation and they learn it will take a year to rebuild their house.

Now in honor of Jersey, a dog who died a hero, they’re hoping that sharing their story could save your life.

 More at Action 7 News

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