An Australian man on Wednesday survived a late-night house fire after his pet parrot roused him from bed.
Anton Nguyen, who lives alone, had been fast asleep when his two-storey house caught fire in Queensland's Brisbane, reports BBC citing ABC.
"I heard a bang and Eric - my parrot - he started to yell so I woke up and I smelled a bit of smoke," said Nguyen.
"I grabbed Eric, opened the door and looked to the back of the house and saw some flames... and so I took off and bolted downstairs."
By the time firefighters arrived, the house was engulfed in flames. It took four crews over an hour to contain the blaze in the suburb of Kangaroo Point.
Nguyen said he suffered no injuries.
The green parrot had repeatedly squawked "Anton" to raise the alarm, said Queensland Fire and Emergency Services inspector Cameron Thomas.
"There were smoke detectors [but] the bird alerted before the smoke detectors went off," he said.
The cause of the blaze is unknown and remains under investigation.