A smoke alarm awakened a La Palma man early Monday morning, Jan. 4, in time for him to save himself and his dog from flames that engulfed his Christmas tree and then spread through his house.
The fire was reported at 2 a.m. in the 7700 block of Laurelwood Lane, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.
The man grabbed his dog and ran outside but the dog ran back inside and the man went after him, fire officials said. They both got out again through a window.
The resident and the dog were not injured, officials said.
Source: Orange County Register