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Smart doorbell helps California family escape burning home: Rick Williams reports during Action News at noon on December 19, 2017. (WPVI)

A California family says they escaped their burning home thanks to a smart doorbell.

Mike Hernandez, his fiancee, and his brother were sound asleep when a fire broke out next to their driveway.

Thankfully, their high-tech security system features a doorbell with a motion detector that was triggered by the fire.

Hernandez was awakened by the alerts on his phone and he ran to the front door with a fire extinguisher.

However he quickly realized there was nothing he could do to stop the blaze, so he alerted his family to get out.

Everyone was able to escape unharmed.

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