MONROE, Ga. — Smoke detectors alerted a family of a fire overnight, helping them escape safely.

Fire Marshal Garrett Range credited smoke alarms and quick actions of the residents of a home in the 400 block of Spring Place, Monroe, for a fortunate outcome in the fire.

Monroe Fire Department and Walton County Fire Rescue responded at about 1 a.m. Saturday. The first crews found a fire in the attached garage. The residents were alerted by smoke detectors.

Fire crews extinguished the fire quickly and limited its progression into the home, Range said.

Investigators determined the cause to be an accident.

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