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PALA, Calif. (FOX 26) – A man risked his life, running into a home engulfed in flames, to save his dog.

Dramatic video shows the man run past firefighters towards the burning house in Pala, California. Firefighters urge him back, but he runs towards the flames and disappears inside the house.

People can be heard on video shouting “somebody help him” and “get him out of there”.

After several tense moments, the man runs out of the house with his dog in front of him.

FOX 5 reports that the fire destroyed the family’s home and many of their possessions.