Dog Wakes Family During Waterville House Fire

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WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) - A family dog alerted its owners of a fire early Wednesday morning in Waterville.

According to the fire chief, the two people were asleep in the living room of their Trafton Road house when the dog woke them up. The house was full of smoke.

One person tried using a bucket of water to put out the fire but it was too large. They called for help around 1 this morning and it was thought to be under control.

However, crews returned later in the morning because the fire rekindled.

A tanker task force was called in because Waterville had no hydrants in the area.

Oakland and Winslow crews helped.

"There were still some embers that were hidden from this morning's fire," said Waterville Fire Captain Rodney Alderman. "It did burn part of the exterior wall and that was extinguished, but we had to do extensive overhaul this time to make sure that the fire was completely out."

The home is insured.

The cause of the fire is undetermined due to significant damage.