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GLENDALE, Ariz. -

A family's dog saved their lives Friday morning when a Glendale home without smoke detectors went up in flames.

Glendale fire spokesman Michael Young says Ace, a Pit Bull-Akita mix, started frantically barking in the middle of the night, which woke up his owners.

When the family work up, they smelled smoke that already covered the majority of their home.

They quickly got themselves and their two dogs and cats out of the home and into the backyard.

when firefighters arrived, the family was huddled in the corner of the backyard.

Glendale fire investigators are still working to find the cause of the fire.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes without smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

They've found that working smoke alarms can double your chance of survival in a house fire.

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