Sunbury, PA Barking Dog Save Family From House Fire, May 1908


Even Then Head of Household Has to Carry Out Family From Flames.

Special to The Inquirer.

SUNBURY, Pa., May 29.—Early today the barking of a watchdog awoke Joseph Straub in Lower Augusta township. He found the lower portion of his home in flames. Rushing through fire and smoke a number of times he carried several of his children, also his wife, in their night dresses from bed rooms to the street.

The structure quickly burned, causing a loss of $1500, partly covered by insurance.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 30 May 1908