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Brave little girl saves her Lakeside family from fire

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LAKESIDE (CBS 8) - A seven-year-old girl in Lakeside is being called a hero for actions during a house fire.

Victoria Mulvaney explains what she did after a fire started in the room where she was sleeping with her two-year old sister.

"I tried to get my sister to wake up, but she wouldn't. And then I felt the door and then it wasn't hot, so I called for my mom and I screamed," said the seven-year-old.

Victoria's quick-thinking saved the lives of her sister, her pregnant mother and her boyfriend, who were able to escape the burning house.

The cause is under investigation.

This is an updated story. Read below for the original story.  

LAKESIDE (CBS 8) - A local family woke up to a frightening scene Friday, as a fire erupted inside a little girl's bedroom.

The blaze began around 3:30 a.m. at a home on the 10000 block of River Street near Lake Shore Drive in Lakeside. 

The fire reportedly started in a back bedroom of the home. A girl says she saw the flames, and grabbed her baby sister before running out of the room.

A pregnant woman in the home was taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

A pitbull died inside the house. The other dogs made it out safely.

The Red Cross is helping the family.

A space heater is believed to be the cause of the fire.

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