HOUSTON -

A mother and her son said they escaped their home on fire because of the smoke alarms.

HFD said they arrived at 3 a.m. to find the house on Bending Oaks and Homestead engulfed in flames.

Five crews were able to quickly put out the fire. Firefighters said the house was heavily damaged but was not a total loss.

The mother said they were woken up by the fire alarms.

No one was hurt.

Investigators believe a short in an outlet sparked the blaze.