Little dog is a big hero

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April 6, 2010 4:59:41 AM PDT
The little dog can sure make a big racket.

And now a Florida family is grateful.

Roberto Segovia says their 1-year-old Shih Tzu named Scooter was barking up a storm early Sunday morning.

The family awakened to find their home on fire.

Segovia is the 18-year-old son of the Clearwater homeowners.

Authorities say the fire started in a 2001 Ford Expedition parked in the driveway.

It spread to the attic, virtually destroying the house.