21 Sep '11, 1am
Heroic pet rabbit in the US saves owners from house fire - but dies from smoke inhalation
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (REUTERS) - A pet rabbit is being credited for saving its owners from a house fire in south-eastern Alaska before it died of smoke inhalation, fire officials said on Friday. The rabbit woke up the homeowner early on Tuesday morning by scratching on her chest, the Ketchikan Fire Department said in a statement. The homeowner realised that the house was full of smoke, woke up her daughter and fled the house. The fire was brought under control fairly quickly, with four engines, a ladder truck and 33 firefighters responding.