UPDATE: Dog saves owner's life in house fire
Emergency crews battled a house fire Friday morning in Ooltewah, but the owner's dog saved her life.
The mixed breed licked her face and barked. When Tammy opened her eyes, everything was on fire, including the roof that was partially collapsed.
The only items that were salvaged were a few pictures of Tammy's husband who lost his fight with cancer 2 years ago.
Tammy says, it will be hard having to start over. Her log cabin in Ooltewah valued at $500,000 is now a total loss.
She watched crews clean the debris when the sun set with her best friend by her side. Tammy believes Lu-Lu is a guardian angel that watches over her whole family.
Tammy says, “we found her on Craigslist. She was my husband's service dog before he passed away. She is my hero. We have been through a lot.”
Two Peacocks, a chicken and two cats also survived.