A man and dog escaped this early morning home fire in Baldwin, because the dog woke his owner up to alert him of danger. Credit: Photo courtesy of Baldwin Fire Department

BALDWIN, Maine — Fire officials say a very good dog helped alert its owner to a house fire in Maine.

NewsCenterMaine.com reports the fire was first called in around 3 a.m. Monday in Baldwin.

Authorities say a man inside the home was alerted to the blaze by his dog, and both he and his pet were able to escape safely.

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Officials say the dozens of firefighters that responded struggled to get water to the scene.

The home appears to be a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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