Pet dog alerts fam­ily to fire

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

A BARKING pet dog alerted a fam­ily af­ter some­one set fire to a pram on the ve­randa of their Mel­bourne home. The dog’s barking woke the fam­ily sleep­ing in the Flem­ing­ton home around 1.30am ( AEDT) yes­ter­day. The three boys aged 4, 9 and 10 were led out of their home by their par­ents. Po­lice say some­one at­tempted to light a fire at the bot­tom of the front mesh door, be­fore set­ting alight the pram on the front ve­randa. The fam­ily, with the help of neigh­bours, put the fire out be­fore the fire brigade ar­rived.

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