A family dog's barking woke up New Jersey homeowners as their house went up in flames early Friday morning, potentially saving the family, according to a 6abc.com report.

The report says both homeowners were able to get out safely after the blaze broke out around 2 a.m. in Runnemede. The fire reportedly started in the basement of the home, but there is no cause determined yet.

According to the Runnemede Fire Company, No. 1, when its chief got to the scene at 1:45 a.m., there was smoke showing from the single-family home. Firefighters tried to "darken down" the fire on the first floor while trying to find the basemen access, but had to leave the house because of rapidly changing conditions and a compromised first floor. The bulk of the fire was knocked down from the exterior before firefighters went back inside to continue battling the blaze there, the company said.

The fire was placed under control in about 40 minutes with no reported injuries, the fire company said.