Heroic pit bull terrier saves her family from house fire

Baby, a 10-year-old pit bull terrier, is being hailed a hero after saving her family from their burning home.

Early Tuesday morning, Baby started barking at her sleeping owners, sisters Rhonda and Evelyn Westenberger, in their Lincoln County, Oklahoma, home.

Then she pounced on them.

"There were flames shooting down the hallway," Rhonda told KOCO. "If Baby hadn't woken Evelyn up, I don't think either one of us would have come out of it."

The women escaped unharmed, but their five other dogs remained trapped inside.

Baby, once again, came to the rescue and led each pup to safety.

"There was one hiding underneath the bed," said family member Charles Land. "Baby actually went in there grabbed it by the neck and drug it outside."

The home was destroyed in the fire — fire officials believe the fire started and spread from the home's dryer — but, thanks to Baby, everyone made it out alive.

"It brings my spirit up a lot to see the dogs," Rhonda told KOCO. "I'm so proud of her. She is my hero. She's the hero for all of us."

Evelyn, who suffers from congestive heart failure, is recovering from the ordeal at a nearby hospital.