A neighbor's dog alerted a family in Bethel of a fire on their back porch early Sunday morning.
The fire happened at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Putnam Park Road, firefighters said.
When crews arrived, they found a fire on the back porch of a home with the family inside sleeping and unaware.
Police evacuated the home while crews worked to extinguish the fire.
Crews said a neighbor's dog barked to wake up his owner and alert them of the fire. Firefighters said the fire could have been much worse if it weren't for the dog's barking.
The fire did not extend into the home and there were no injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.