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11-year-old girl warns family of house fire in Arizona

December 31, 2019 GMT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona authorities have confirmed a family and three dogs are safe after a Christmas tree caught fire inside a Peoria home.

An 11-year-old girl and a 7-year-old child noticed the tree was on fire while the adults were asleep inside the home Tuesday, Peoria Fire Department officials said.

The 11-year-old ran through the house and woke up her family members who were all able to escape through the back of the house, fire officials said.

One person suffered a minor injury but was not transported to the hospital, authorities said.

Three dogs were also rescued from the home near Desert Diamond Casino in West Valley, authorities said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.