Its only two weeks before Christmas and a house fire took almost everything from one man, but his life. Tuesday night, just before midnight, Brandon Wydicks was sound asleep when his house on west Illinois in Evansville caught fire. Wydicks says his dog woke him up, alerted him to the blaze and saved his life. The one-story home had two brand new smoke detectors, neither of which went off. Investigators believe the fire was started by a candle.