Hero Pit Bull Rescues Deaf Boy From Burning Home

July 17, 2014

13-year-old Nick Lamb, who is deaf, was sleeping inside his Indianapolis home when a fire erupted.

pitbull saves boy from burning house
Indianapolis Fire Department

The 13-year-old boy was excited because he was finally old enough to stay home alone. He usually wears hearing aids but didn't have them in as he napped, so he didn't hear the home's smoke alarms, the local NBC-affiliate reported.

As the fire grew, Lamb's 2-year-old pit bull named Ace licked his face, waking him up to a room full of smoke.

pitbull saves boy from burning house
Indianapolis Fire Department

"My dog licked my face and woke me up," Lamb said. "I woke up and the entire house was covered with smoke and we ran out in the backyard."

pitbull saves boy from burning house
Indianapolis Fire Department

Nick's mother, Lindsay Bernard, called the event "amazing, because if [Ace] wouldn't have been there, he probably wouldn't have even woke up."

Via Buzzfeed, WTHR.com

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