Smokey Barks Up Top Honors On NBC

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Jacksonville - Smokey, the firehouse dog with the Jacksonville Fire Department, has been named 'Top Dog" in a contest run in conjunction with NBC's Chicago Fire.

In all, Smokey had more than 68,000 votes, 51% of the total, beating two other dogs.  "She actually got more votes than how many people are in Morgan County, " Lt. Todd Warrick told WAND News.

The final vote total was announced on NBC's Today show on Tuesday morning.

"This is a very positive thing.  The community came together and you know it's awesome," said Warrick.

For her win Smokey will get a small role in an upcoming episode of Chicago Fire.  That episode will be filmed in Chicago.

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