Voice calling for help in Penn. fire was parrot


By Carl Lindquist
The York Dispatch (Pennsylvania)
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The natural tendency of parrots to repeat words added a strange twist to a fire Thursday in an East Hopewell Township home by misleading firefighters and neighbors into thinking someone was left inside.

The fire broke out in a bedroom at 14668 Sally Ann Road shortly before 9 p.m., said Eureka Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Ira Walker Jr.

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