Early morning house fire damages Huntsville home

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A Huntsville may says he's lucky to be alive this morning after his home caught fire. It all started just after midnight Friday morning on Eastland Drive.

Firefighters arrived to find flames and smoke coming from the back of the home.

The homeowner tells us he does not have any smoke detectors inside the home. He says a neighbor noticed the fire and banged on the door until he woke up.

Thanks to the neighbor's quick thinking, the homeowner was not hurt in the fire.

The home had heavy fire damage to the kitchen and attic. Firefighters are trying to determine the cause.