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OKLAHOMA CITY – A family has their pet to thank for saving them from an overnight house fire.

Officials said the blaze sparked just before midnight near S.E. 104th St. and Anderson Rd.

Firefighters said the fire started in the garage and moved to the kitchen.

Authorities said one person in the home was awake when the fire broke out but he is crediting the family dog for alerting him to the danger.

According to fire officials, homeowners tried to put out the flames with a garden hose but it got too big.

Officials said the fire caused about $176,000 in damage before crews got it under control.

Investigators are working to determine what started the blaze.

No one was seriously injured.