Florida Dog Helps Save Elderly Couple from Fire

Tampa fire investigators say an elderly couple’s dog may have helped save them from an early-morning blaze.

Authorities say 82-year-old Alice Ferrari and her 83-year-old friend Ted Kolanko were asleep around 4 a.m. Saturday when their small dog started acting up.

Ferrari thought the dog needed to go outside, but when she opened the door, he ran out and right back in. She then discovered there was a fire in the ceiling of her laundry room.

The occupants and their dog escaped without injury, though house damages are estimated at $50,000. A cat is still missing.