BOW, N.H. — Authorities say a dog helped save a Bow family from a fire that destroyed their barn overnight.

WMUR-TV reports that the fire was reported just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Crews from a dozen towns responded as flames spread from the barn to the home.

Fire officials say a barking dog woke up a father and two children who were sleeping in the home. They were able to escape safely.

The barn is a total loss.

Information from: WMUR-TV,

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