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Chicken alerts family to house fire

Published On: Dec 28 2012 10:32:14 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 28 2012 01:27:17 PM CST
ALMA CENTER, Wis. -

A western Wisconsin couple can credit a pet chicken for helping save them from a house fire.

Alma Center Fire Chief Jeff Gaede said they were sleeping when the chicken woke them at about 6:15 a.m. Thursday. He says the smoke alarms didn't go off when the fire started in an attic above the attached garage.

He said the chicken and a cat also escaped, but another cat died.

Neighbor Brad Krueger told WEAU-TV he raised the chicken on his farm until dogs chased it away. The couple then started taking care of it.

Gaede says he's heard of dogs and cats alerting people to fires but he was amazed to hear about the chicken.

The fire destroyed the house. The cause is still being investigated.

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