A barking dog saved a family from serious injury after a
suspicious blaze tore through a Lower Hutt house this
Firefighters were called to the blaze at a house on Naenae
Rd, Naenae, about 5am.
Detective Constable Mark Sutton of Lower Hutt police said one
of the occupants was woken by his dog barking and alerted
The occupants were able to escape without injury but the
house, which was not fitted with smoke alarms, was
Mr Sutton said there was the potential for serious injury or
even fatalities if the dog had not woken his owner.
Police are conducting a scene examination.