Pet parrot saves owner from house fire

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Pet parrot saves owner from house fire
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A HEROIC pet parrot saves his owner from certain death after his house catches fire.

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Anton Nguyen was saved by Eric the parrot after the pretty boy alerted him to the blaze at their home in Brisbane, Australia.

The fire, which obliterated Nguyen’s home, was detected by Eric even before the smoke detectors registered it.


Firefighters from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services arrived at the fiery scene at around 2am.

The fire departments Acting Inspector, Cam Thomas, said the pet parrot had squawked “Anton! Anton!” to alert Mr Nguyen of the danger.


“There were smoke detectors [but] the bird alerted before the smoke detectors went off.”

The fire had “pretty much well engulfed” the house, he added.

Speaking to the Australian Broadcasting Corp, Mr Nguyen said: “I heard a bang and Eric – my parrot – he started to yell so I woke up and I smelled a bit of smoke.

“I grabbed Eric, opened the door and looked to the back of the house and saw some flames.

“And so I’ve grabbed my bag and took off and bolted downstairs.

“I’m in shock but I’m fine,” he said.

“Everything’s alright so long as I have myself and the bird.”


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