Mother dog saves pups from fire by digging hole, putting them inside

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"Negrita" was reunited with her nine puppies after their rescue. (Credit: Megavision via CNN)

“Negrita” was reunited with her nine puppies after their rescue. (Credit: Megavision via CNN)

VALPARAISO, Chile – A mother dog saved her nine puppies from burning alive in a forest fire in Chile by digging a deep hole and placing her babies inside where they were later found untouched by the flames, according to rescuers.

Volunteers found the puppies after a massive forest fire in Valparaiso last week, CNN reported.

It took about an hour for rescuers to find all of the puppies and lift them out of the deep hole.

They were reunited with their mother and are all expected to be OK.