LAKE HENRY -- Crews responded to a house fire early Friday morning in southwestern Stearns County.

Sheriff John Sanner says authorities arrived to the fire shortly before 1:30 a.m. at 23273 Highway 4 in Lake Henry -- about eight miles northwest of Paynesville.

The residents, 56-year-old Victoria Goetzke and 53-year-old Ronald Goetzke, say they awoke to the smell of smoke and found a fire in the kitchen.

They escaped the house with minor smoke inhalation and were treated on-scene by emergency personnel.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.