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Fire guts Brampton homes

A pet dog may have saved a Brampton family from a massive fire early Sunday morning.

The two-alarm blaze started around 2:30 a.m. on Willow Park Drive, near Bramalea Road and Bovaird Drive.

Neighbours said they woke to the sounds of the crackling fire and saw flames spreading from one house to two others.

Little was left of two of the homes. One was destroyed and the other buckled and has no roof.

“We were sleeping and we hear the dog bark like crazy,” a resident named Tang said. “It woke us up and we saw the room light up. We looked across and saw a fire.”

The family managed to save its dog and escape unharmed.

The house where the fire started was being renovated, according to neighbours, who say it was also the scene of a fire last year.

No injuries have been reported and there’s no word yet on what caused the fire. It’s expected to cost at least $1 million.

Fire officials are investigating.