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Hero Pit Bull Saves Sleeping Deaf Boy From Fire

A pit bull named Ace saved Nick Lamb from a house fire in Indianapolis. 13-year-old Lamb is deaf and was sleeping without his cochlear implants, and he didn’t know about the fire until Ace licked his face to wake him up.

“He was thankful that Ace entered his room and licked his face until he woke up,” said Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith, according to USA Today. “The boy quickly covered his nose and mouth with his T-shirt and exited the rear of the house.”

Lamb and Ace were able to evacuate safely, and he called 911 and his mother. No one else was in the house so nobody was injured, and the house has $175,000 in damages. The family cat Pixie was able to escape and inhaled some smoke but will be fine.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated, but it is believed to be an electrical fire.


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