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Girl’s call for help sees firefighters rescue her bird

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue help rescue a little girl's bird from behind a kitchen cabinet on Thursday.
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Thunder Bay Fire Rescue TBFR (Ian Kaufman, TBNewswatch)

THUNDER BAY – An 11-year-old’s cry for help rescued a little yellow budgie from being stuck behind a kitchen cabinet.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue was dispatched to an address on Arthur Street after dispatch received a call from an 11-year-old girl who was crying because her bird was “stuck in the wall.”

When fire crews arrived, they discovered a little yellow budgie bird that had fallen behind a gap in the rear of a tall kitchen cabinet, wedged about two feet from the floor between the cabinets and the wall.

The homeowner granted firefighters permission to carefully cut a hole in the adjacent wall in an attempt to access the trapped pet.

Firefighters cut an extracting hole through both layers of drywall accessing the budgie unharmed, and reunited her with the joyful girl.

TBFR wants to remind parents and guardians to have discussions with children "about emergencies, the importance of calling 911, and knowing pertinent information such as home address such this little girl did."

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