Barking couldn't save deaf boy, so dog licked him
A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero. The dog licked the face of a deaf boy to alert him that the house was on fire.
Nick Lamb is 13 and was home alone. He was sleeping without his hearing aids.
"My dog licked my face and woke me up," Lamb said. "I thought he wanted to be fed or go outside."
Ace didn't stop licking Nick until the teen got up. That's when he realized the smoke.
"I couldn't hear anything because I had my cochlear implants off. ... My dog Ace smelled it," Lamb said.
As Nick and Ace got out of the house, the boy retrieved his ear implants.
Nick was born deaf. He said this was the first summer he was old enough to stay home alone. He had returned from summer camp just three days earlier.