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Town of Saratoga, WI (CBS/WSAW) -- His name is Flash and he's proved it is fitting. Now a Wisconsin family is calling their dog a hero.

Sometimes the biggest heroes come in small packages. Early Tuesday morning this dog named Flash saved his family from a fire at their Saratoga home.

The devastating fire that ripped through this home took almost everything with it. However what it didn't take is its most priceless possessions.

Flash saved five lives that morning. When he saw flames he leapt into action waking up the family.

Mom Marquie immediately ran for her kids. Everyone made it out safe.

The fire is still under investigation and is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

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