HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – Four people and a pet escaped unharmed from a house fire in Huber Heights Monday night.

Firefighters say one of the people in the home found the fire, after hearing a crackling noise in the garage and alerted the rest of the family.

It happened just before 10pm on Monday at a house on Jasmine Drive.

“One of the residents heard crackling sounds form the garage, opened the door and found a fire,” Huber Heights Fire Department Battalion Chief Keith Knisley said.

“When we arrived, we found a very well involved fire coming out of the garage area in the front of the house.”

The resident moved quickly and got everyone out the house. By the time the fire department arrived, the garage and the front of the home were covered in flames.

Fire fighters say smoke detectors were going off on multiple floors, when they arrived. So if the resident hadn’t found the fire, the smoke detectors certainly would have alerted them.

“You know, this is a perfect example of smoke detectors and making sure you always have a working smoke detector in your house,” Knisley said.

Crews knocked down the flames within the hour.  Everyone inside manage to escape, without harm – including the family pet.

Knisley said: “There are no injuries. There was a pet inside and as of this time, the pet seems to be doing okay.”