Cookie the cockatiel dies in house fire after saving teenager from bedroom blaze.
Ben Rees, 17, was alerted to a fire in his bedroom by his pet cockatiel
The fire started when Ben lit an incense stick but went off for a shower
The bird squawked and flapped his wings to alert Ben to the blaze
The teenager was able to escape thanks to Cookie's actions
I think that it is wonderful that the bird saved the teen, and that they are giving credit to Cookie.
On the other hand, I have a problem with the teen lighting something in a place that obviously was not safe, and then leaving the bird. But I do understand that the bird was possibly not easy to catch if it was so agitated. But still. That really saddens me.