JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Firefighters in Jeffersonville say two people safely escaped a house fire early Wednesday morning. 

According to Jeffersonville Fire Department spokesman Sgt. Justin Ames, firefighters responded to the fire at a home in the 700 block of Mechanic Street near around 6:40 a.m. and quickly extinguished the flames. 

Ames says one of the home's residents came home to find the house full of smoke, then woke up another person sleeping inside. According to Ames, they were lucky to have escaped without injury. 

There were smoke detectors in the home, but Ames says they weren't working. The Jeffersonville Fire Department wants to remind everyone to make sure your smoke detectors have batteries and are working. Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years. 

Ames says the Red Cross provided the home's residents with a new smoke detector. 

There's no word on what caused the fire. 

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