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Neighbors are saying a dog is the hero in a recent house blaze that took the entire house. It was around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday when the the dog at Andrea Bulat’s house started barking.

“Her dog, Che… the dog’s really protective of her,” said neighbor Anthony Daly to Action News. “If you go past her house it’s ‘Bark, bark, bark, bark!’ and that kind of stuff.”

Everyone knows the dog barks a lot, but it was unusual for him to be barking that early in the morning. The annoying barking is what woke up neighbors.

“When I looked out the window you could see the flames,” Daly recalled. “The whole first floor was engulfed.”

The house was in a complete blaze when the firefighters arrived. The chances someone would be living were slim to none. However, when the firefighters broke inside, they found Che laying on top of the unconscious Bulat.

“The dog stayed on her chest the whole time, which prevented her from being burned totally,” another neighbor, Adele Butler, told Action News.

Bulat was rushed to the hospital with over 50% of her body burned. As for Che, she was resuscitated and taken to an animal hospital in Pennsylvania. The two are still under medical treatment and there isn’t much hope for Che. The large amount of smoke inhalation mixed with Che’s age is making it extremely hard for her to jump back.

Despite her outcome, Che is still an amazing hero. “I think it’s a beautiful thing, because I’ve always heard stories of where animals would help save their owners,” another neighbor said. “I’ve never lived one. Now I’ve lived one. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. That’s a beautiful thing you know.”

“I think because of the dog being there, that really saved her,” Butler said. “If the dog wasn’t there, she’d probably be dead.”

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