Layton fire officials say a 13-year-old dog saved a woman's life by waking her up as her house was on fire.
The Standard-Examiner of Ogden reports that the dog came into a room where Ron Barningham's wife was napping Wednesday afternoon. The dog, "Jake," whined until she woke up.
She escaped the smoke-filled room by climbing out a second-floor window and jumped to the ground. But she couldn't lift Jake, a mix of golden retriever and labrador who weighs 120 pounds.
She called for him to jump, but he didn't and he died in the fire. Barningham tells the Standard -Examiner that his wife was distraught over Jake's death and didn't want to give her name.
All the contents in the house were destroyed. The cause is under investigation.
Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net