A family is thanking their dog for alerting them to a house fire as they slept.

Annie Geiger and her family were sleeping inside the home when the fire erupted. Her beloved dog, Bear, noticed the fire first, and nudged his owners until they woke up.

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“That dog, right there, if he hadn’t woken anyone up, I don’t even want to think about what would have happened,” Geiger told WEWS-TV.

Geiger said she believes this was a case of arson.

“Someone genuinely soaked my house in lighter fluid and set it on fire when my kids were sleeping inside,” said Geiger.

The fire department is still investigating the cause of the blaze.

Geiger said she’s grateful they were able to get everyone out safely.

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