Smoke detectors may have saved the lives of a family in Byng Inlet.

The Britt and Area Fire Department responded to a blaze on Rosedale Avenue around 3:00am Thursday.

When crews arrived the home was fully engulfed in flames.

The residents and their pet dog escaped with one person treated for smoke inhalation on scene.

The homeowners say the smoke detectors alerted them to the fire and allowed them to get out safely.