Elderly couple escapes house fire in Jefferson County - KMOV.com

Elderly couple escapes house fire in Jefferson County

ARNOLD, Mo. (KMOV) -- A husband and wife in their eighties escaped a house fire Wednesday morning thanks to a working smoke detector fire officials said.

The Rock Community Fire Protection District said the fire broke out around 4 a.m. and caused extensive damage to the couple's one-story home in the 1900 block of Terrace Drive.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire before it spread to adjacent homes.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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