A TEENAGE girl has been praised after saving three members of her family who had lost their sense of smell to Covid-19 from a house fire. Bianca Rivera, 17, smelled smoke on Friday morning and was able to alert her family after a fire broke out at their home in Waco, Texas. The Waco Fire Department was called to the one-story home at around 2am on Friday. A post on the department’s social media from the time described the building as “heavily involved in fire.” The property had been largely destroyed by the time firefighters arrived, but all the inhabitants made it out alive. Speaking to KWTX, Bianca said: “I started smelling burnt plastic. That’s when I got more alert and ran outside of my room. “I couldn’t even pass the hallway because it was filled with so much smoke. “I knew I had to wake everyone up. “I opened the back door and I got everyone out one by one.” A loss of a sense of smell and taste is a common symptoms experienced by people infected with coronavirus. Everyone in the home – including the family’s four dogs – made it to safety, though they could only take… Read full this story
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