MARIOTTSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A local dog is up for a prestigious award.

K9 Sowell is the accelerant detection dog for Howard County Fire and Rescue.

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He can sniff out a wide variety of ignitable liquids used to start fires.

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Sowell is up for 2021 American Hero Dog — the highest honor in the canine world.

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You can vote for him here. 

CBS Baltimore Staff