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Dog Rescues Barrymore From Fire

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Aug 28, 2001 | 10:01am EDT

Dogs are definitely an actress' best friend. Drew Barrymore's home was badly damaged by fire early Sunday morning, but no one was hurt, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Barrymore was at home with her fiancé, MTV comedian Tom Green, when the fire broke out in her 3,500-square-foot two-story home north of Beverly Hills.

The surprising hero in this tragedy is Drew's dog, Flossie, who alerted the sleeping couple to the impending flames by barking and banging on their bedroom door, Barrymore's spokesman Eddie Michaels told the Associated Press. At the first sign of flames at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, Flossie raced to the couple's bedroom and barked wildly to wake and ultimately rescue them. Barrymore and Green escaped safely and unharmed. "We're great," she told reporters. "Other than the fact that the home burned down," Green added.

The damage is estimated at $700,000 and "the house is totaled," Michaels added. The fire took 60 firefighters approximately an hour to extinguish, and the cause of the blaze is currently under investigation.

Barrymore recently produced and starred in the smash hit "Charlie's Angels" and received Harvard's Hasty Pudding Award.

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