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Captain Jack's Story

Name: Jack Haus Juris

German Shepherd alerts Nokesville family to raging fire


Drew Walter says his German shepherd is “literally the laziest dog in the world,” so it was unusual when Captain Jack woke him up around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning.

“He was really restless,” and kept pacing in the hallway outside the bedroom door, said Walter, who lives on Fitzwater Drive in Nokesville. So Walter got up to check and immediately heard an explosion.

“I looked out and saw the garage completely engulfed.”

Walter’s house is about 150 feet away from the detached garage. The heat from the fire was so intense, he could feel it from the window and door. Walter got his two daughters out of the house (a third wasn’t home that night) and called 911. The fire destroyed the garage, along with everything inside – a Chevy pickup, tractor, mower, scuba, hunting and fishing equipment, as well as tools and supplies for renovating the house in the 14000 block of Fitzwater Drive.

But thanks to Captain Jack, no one was hurt and the house was saved.

Jack’s 4 years old, and Walter -- owner of Manassas Park gunsmither W.A.R Rifles -- got him from local breeder
Haus Juris in Nokesville. Walter said giving Jack extra treats and attention for his heroism wouldn’t phase the long-haired German shepherd. “He’s already pretty spoiled.”

Fire investigators are still trying to determine what caused the blaze.

Link to original article posted Thursday January 29th 2015.
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A garage fire left $150,000 damages to property on Fitzwater Drive early Monday.
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Captain Jack, a 4-year-old long-haired German shepherd, alerted his family to a garage fire in Nokesville early Monday morning.
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