Man and his barking pit bull race into action during house fire and save mom and her 7-year-old son

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In Chicago, a man and his pit bull raced into action during a fire and are being credited with saving lives. Renaldo Vera said his dog named Chicago would not stop barking alerting him to screaming outside and glass breaking.

According to The Chicago Tribune, Vera ran into action helping to pull a mom and her seven-year-old child to safety from a burning building. The fire started in the basement in Chicago’s Clearing neighborhood. Reports have indicated the grandmother was killed in the fire, however the child and other members of the family survived the fire.

“I got to the front of the house and I (saw) this gentleman breaking windows. I couldn’t see flames at that point but I (saw) smoke and I heard this little boy screaming. The little boy’s grandfather was trying to get him out the window so I helped pull him out while he went to go see if there was another way in. I took the boy across the street and laid him down.”

Vera to Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Fire Media has credited Vera and his dog for their heroism and their help.

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