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Tania with her dog Charlie
Dog saves woman from house fire
Posted at 9:35 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 16:19:59-04

WHITEFORD, Md. — A dog is being credited with saving a woman's life Thursday evening in Harford County.

It happened just before 5:15 pm, in the 4500 block of Flintville Road in Whiteford.

According to the State Fire Marshal, Tania Barber was sleeping and woken by her German Shepherd, Charlie, to find the house on fire.

Luckily Barber was able to escape with only a minor burn.

Sadly Charlie didn't make it out, and died.

Officials say the home and everything inside is completely destroyed, leaving Barber and her 20-year-old with nothing.

While the Red Cross is assisting, a GoFundMe has been set up to help out the family.

Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire, which they believe originated in the living room.