A Callaway County couple is alive thanks to smoke detectors and quick thinking.
Smoke could be seen for miles early Monday morning as firefighters put out flames at a home off of Route Z in Callaway County.
A couple in their 60's lived in the home.
Family members said the fire started at about 5:30 a.m.
They said a furnace in the home on Weiser Acres Drive could be to blame.
A chihuahua and a cat died in the blaze.
The couple are staying with family nearby.