Stamford Man Credits Bird With Saving Him In House Explosion

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Joe Cardillo said the only thing that saved him from dying in the explosion that destroyed his house was a red cardinal that grabbed his attention. Photo Credit: Tom Renner

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Giuseppe "Joe" Cardillo, whose Stamford home was destroyed in an enormous explosion in September, says a bird is the reason he is alive today, according to 

Cardillo was smoking a cigarette by his pool after eating lunch when a cardinal flew over his head, he said. Cardillo got up to look at the bird when the explosion occurred, the said. 

When Cardillo awoke, he was surrounded by emergency responders and a large portion of his roof was lying right where he had been before he got up to follow that cardinal, according to

Read the full story here. 

Read about the explosion here in The Daily Voice.

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