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'Hero hound' saves Wilmington woman from house fire

Posted January 29, 2021 11:36 a.m. EST

— A Wilmington woman says she wouldn't be alive if it wasn’t for her dog, King.

WECT News reports Lacresha Slappy fell asleep Monday morning after working an overnight shift.

“I was woke up by my dog tugging on my hair scratching me and that’s not him,” said Slappy, whose house on North Sixth Street had caught fire. King not only woke her up but tried to lead her out to safety.

“I felt like I was gonna die,” said Slappy. “So, I bust out the window. But it was like the fire was coming at me even more off the walls. So, I just felt like I was trapped and I got out, and my dog was taking me towards the door.”

Slappy and King made it outside safely. She believes divine intervention brought them together to survive this close call.

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