From Journal Star
A man escaped injury from his burning mobile home Tuesday after his pit bull awoke him, fire officials said.
Firefighters were called to 127 Hiatt Lane, a mobile home in Hiatt’s Hideaway, about 11 p.m.. The trailer was fully engulfed when they arrived, Spring Bay volunteer fire Chief Dennis Perry said.
The homeowner, Ralph Cody, told Perry he had fallen asleep with a lit cigarette but that his dog woke him up, allowing him to escape, Perry said.
Perry said the mobile home was a total loss, adding the neighbor’s home at 125 Hiatt Lane suffered some exterior heat damage from the fire.
Volunteer firefighters from both Spring Bay and Germantown Hills responded to the fire and were at the scene until 1:30 a.m.
Perry listed the damage at $5,000.