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Man alerts neighbors to fire that damaged their apartments

Firefighters working to put out a fire in the 1000 block of Sheridan Wednesday morning and to prevent neighboring homes from catching fire. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12) Firefighters working to put out a fire in the 1000 block of Sheridan Wednesday morning and to prevent neighboring homes from catching fire. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12)
Dadrione Wade says he smelled the smoke coming from the building and alerted his neighbors to get out (Source: KSLA News 12) Dadrione Wade says he smelled the smoke coming from the building and alerted his neighbors to get out (Source: KSLA News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Shreveport Fire Department is investigating a fire that damaged three apartments Wednesday morning. 

It happened around 2:45 a.m. in the 1000 block of Sheridan Avenue.

One of the men in the apartments said he woke up his two other neighbors to alert them to the fire. All tenants were able to escape unharmed. 

The man, Dadrione Wade said he believed the fire started on the back porch and spread to the attic. 

"I don't know man. I just got up and smelled smoke. I know I didn't leave the oven on. The fire was outside of my place," said Wade.

"I'm so glad I woke up early. We would have probably been dead or something. Our neighbor downstairs, she didn't come out until late. She didn't come out until it started smoking up top."

When firefighters arrived they discovered heavy smoke coming from the backside of the house and flames in the attic.

Firefighters fought the blaze for about an hour, working to prevent neighboring homes from catching fire. 

The apartments were a total loss with heavy fire, smoke and water damage.

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