A dog in Indianapolis is being hailed as a hero after he alerted a 13-year-old deaf boy about a house fire.
According to a report from Indy Star, Nick Lamb was home alone when the fire broke out. The boy is deaf and did not have his cochlear implants in at the time. Ace, a two-year-old Pit Bull, began licking the boy’s face to wake him up.
When Lamb realized what was happening, he covered his mouth and nose and made his way to the nearest exit. The boy learned about fire safety at school and followed the proper protocol for exiting a burning building.
Lindsay Bernard, Lamb’s mother says that when she got the call about the fire, she rushed home in a panic. It was the first year that the boy was allowed to stay home alone by himself.
Both Ace and Lamb didn’t sustain any injuries. The family’s cat Pixie inhaled some smoke, but is expected to recover. She is spending a night at the vet for observation.
The cause of the fire is unknown, but officials from the Indianapolis Fire Department say that it may have been an electrical fire that began in the garage. The family’s home sustained $175,000 in damage.
Thankfully this young boy was home with his trusty Pit Bull, who can be credited with saving the Lamb’s life.
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