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Texas Teen Saved Family Suffering From No Smell Due To COVID-19 After Fire Broke Out

A Texas teen saved their family who is suffering from the loss of smell and taste due to COVID-19 from a fire. 

17 Y.O Bianca Rivera was the only family member in the house that didn’t have the coronavirus. She was able to smell the smoke in her home from a fire and was able to get her family out. She evacuated three family members and their four dogs. The family’s home was a total loss, according to the report. 

Bianca told CNN affiliate KWTX, 

“I don’t really count myself as a hero. I just did what anyone else would do for their own family. I just wanted to get everyone out safe and alive.”

Via CNN:

The fire broke out around 2 a.m. in the one-story house, which was a total loss, KWTX reported.

“This family is lucky to be alive,” the Waco Fire Department tweeted. “@WacoTXFire would like to remind everyone to make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home.”

Bianca said she first woke up her family and helped get everyone out through the back door.

“I started smelling burnt plastic. That’s when I got more alert and I ran outside of my room,” Bianca said. “I couldn’t even pass the hallway because it was filled with so much smoke.”

She then went back into the burning house to rescue the family pets.

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