Rescue dog becomes rescuer

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(WSMV/NBC News)  A rescue dog is being hailed as a hero after helping save a Franklin, Tennessee family from their burning home.

“She just started barking frantically and turning circles at the front door, which is not a normal behavior for her,” says Jeff LeCates.

Roux, a Belgian Malinois, was the first to sense that her neighbors’ home was on fire.

“So I went over to the door, looked out the peephole and didn’t see anything.  I opened the door to let her out and she ran to the far end of the house. When I followed her around to the corner, I noticed the neighbor’s house was on fire,” LeCates says.

His neighbors were asleep and had no idea the house was on fire.

In a way, Roux may have simply been returning a favor.

The neighbor, a dog groomer, helped LeCates adopt her a little more than a year ago.

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