updated 6/7/2009 1:22:04 PM ET 2009-06-07T17:22:04

A hearing-impaired Florida woman may have been saved from her burning home by her dog.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Lillian Miller thought her Chihuahua mix just needed to go outside when he started barking around 3 a.m. yesterday.

So she took the dog — named Spaz — out. That's when she saw flames coming from the living room window of her mobile home.

A relative says Miller had removed her hearing aids and couldn't hear the fire alarm. Luckily, Spaz could.

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