JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- All four members of a Johns Creek family were able to escape their home after a fire broke out Wednesday morning.
The blaze began shortly after midnight in the garage of the three-story home on Waters Bend Way.
Johns Creek Fire Chief Jeff Hogan said smoke alarms likely saved the family.
"Fortunately, they had working smoke alarms, which probably saved their lives," Hogan said in a statement. "It could have been a real tragedy. They were asleep."
About 60 percent of the house was in flames when firefighters arrived. It took an hour to bring the blaze under control.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.