Pet Parrot Saves Family from Fort Lauderdale, Florida House Fire

Pearly the Indian Ring Neck Parrot flapped his wings and squawked before the smoke detector activated.

Fort Lauderdale firefighters responded about 3:45 a.m. Tuesday to a fire at 1336 SW 18th Ave. The fire was contained to the laundry room, thanks to squawking and wing flapping by “Pearly” a pet Indian Ring Neck Parrot.

The actions of the bear woke up LaruaJean Niesel and her fiancé, Dave. Niesel immediately opened a door and called 9-1-1.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.