Published: Jan 14, 2011 1:25 PM EST
Updated: Jan 14, 2011 10:25 AM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla- A Cape Coral couple escaped the flames and smoke of a fire burning in their attic overnight.

The fire was discovered just before 4:00am this morning on SW 23rd Terrace. The smoke alarms went off and the sight of fire coming from the vents told the couple to get outside.

Firefighters say it appears the fire started accidentally near the heating unit in the attic. It did about $50,000 to $60,000 damage.