Firefighters say they heard parrots yelling ‘help’ & ‘fire’ from inside burning home

Firefighters thought they were looking for people who were yelling “help” and “fire” from inside a burning Canyon County, Idaho house Friday night. But, according to news reports, what the firefighters were actually hearing were two parrots who the firefighters found and removed from the home. Why is it that I think this is some prank played on reporters by the firefighters?

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KBOI-TV:

Once they got the flames contained, though, they discovered that the noises were actually coming from two parrots that were “talking”.

Firefighters say the birds were actually saying “Help!” and “Fire!”

Crews removed the birds from the home and gave them oxygen. They are expected to be all right.