HFD: Family escapes fire thanks to smoke detectors

HOUSTON It happened around midnight at a home on Browncroft near Beekman in southeast Houston.

Firefighters say a family of five lives at the home and three were inside sleeping when the fire sparked.

Authorities say they woke up because of the sound of a blaring smoke detector and escaped safely.

Firefighters got the fire out and say the outcome could have been much worse if the house didn't have a working smoke detector.

Arson investigators are working to figure out what sparked the flames.

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