Woman, 2-year-old granddaughter escape apartment fire

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A woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter escape an apartment fire thanks to a working smoke detector.

The blaze broke out shortly before 11 a.m. at the Riverwood Apartments in the 2300 block of Riverwood Dr. in Bossier City.

When firefighters arrived there were flames and heavy smoke coming from the bedroom.

The woman told investigators she was alerted to the fire when she heard a smoke detector inside the apartment sound an alarm.

The was heavily damaged and the adjacent unit received some fire and smoke damage.  Two other apartments received minor smoke damage. 

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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