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Alert parrot saves couple in house fire

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — At times, said Dave Wulff, his fiancee’s pet Pearly is nothing but annoying, especially when the parrot screeches while Dave is playing guitar.

But before dawn Tuesday, the Indian ringneck served as a feathered smoke alarm, awakening Wulff and Laurajean Niesel from a sound sleep and saving them from a growing fire at their home in the 1300 block of Southwest 18th Avenue.

“What we heard was a screeching like we’ve never heard before,” said Niesel,…

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