- Associated Press - Saturday, May 24, 2014

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Members of a West Des Moines family discovered a fire in their garage, thanks to their 7-year-old dog.

Three residents in a home say they were awakened by their dog’s barking around 2 a.m. Friday. The residents then discovered a fire in the garage and escaped outside.

West Des Moines fire officials tell the Des Moines Register (https://dmreg.co/1kdIZxI) that the fire started in a vehicle’s engine compartment.

The fire damaged three vehicles and the interior of the garage, but the main portion of the home only sustained minor smoke damage.

Damage costs are estimated around $70,000. No injuries were reported.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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