Jim and Eileen Wacker, and their daughter Julia give a hug to their hero, Bo, who woke them at 3 a.m. Monday to alert them their Palatine home was on fire. The Wackers and Bo escaped unharmed.
Bill Zars | Staff Photographer
Bo rests in front of the Wacker family's fire-damaged house on Evergreen Court in Palatine Monday morning, only hours after waking everyone up with his barking to alert them of the blaze.
Photo courtesy of Eileen Wacker
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Bo, a young yellow Labrador, is being credited with saving the lives of his new owners after alerting them to a fire in their Palatine home early Monday morning. “We would have never got out without this dog,” said Bo’s owner, Eileen Wacker. “People have asked whether we rescued our dog and I told them ‘No, he rescued us’.”