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WATCH: Heroic dog digs hole to save her 9 puppies from forest fire

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VALPARAISO, Chile — A brave mother dog saved all nine of her puppies from a raging forest fire near Valparaiso, Chile this week.

Telemundo reports the hero mom, named Negrita, was unable to move the litter away from danger, so she dug a hole under a metal container and hid them from harm.

It took about half an hour for firefighters to rescue the dogs from their hiding spot and reunite them with their mother, who workers found sheltering in a nearby building.

Locals have rallied around the canine family, donating money and temporary housing as they continue to recover. The puppies are expected to survive.

 

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