A family of five escaped their burning house thanks to an alert from a baby monitor.
The fire started around 1 a.m. in the 1300 block of Oasis Creek, near Highway 281 and Overland Parkway.
The smoke detectors yet activated when a loud noise woke Chris Drury and his wife.
"The monitor alarm went off saying that it was off channel and we woke up and smelled smoke," he said. "It was loud. It was loud and quick."
They rushed to their daughter's room, which was already full of smoke.
As his wife carried their toddler out of the burning house, Drury woke his 9-year-old son and carried his 6-year-old daughter.
As soon as the family was safe, Drury started spraying his neighbor's house with water, because he was afraid the fire would spread.
"I was trying to save the neighbor's house. You know, because the oak trees pretty much touch both of our roofs," he said.
The cause of the fire hasn't been determined, but firefighters said it started outside on the deck.
Even with much of the house and backyard in ruins, Drury said he feels lucky.
"We're just blessed, still, regardless. We have our family," he said. "We have our kids. That's all that matters."