Crews responded to reports of a pair of house fires within minutes less than a mile of each other Friday morning in the Hillcrest and Heights area of Little Rock.
Kavanaugh Boulevard was closed in both directions for a time while crews first responded to a report of a fire on Lenon Place.
Fire crews were called about 6:15 a.m. to the home off Kavanaugh, and authorities had both directions blocked at 6:40, by which time the fire appeared to be out.
Little Rock Fire Department Capt. Edwin Woolf said the fire damaged a garage and storage area, but the total damage was estimated at less than $5,000. Kavanaugh reopened before 7:30 a.m.
While on the scene at that fire, crews were called to a house in the 1100 block of North Jackson Street. A haze of white smoke was visible coming out of that house, and firefighters at one point had a charged hose running to the front door.
Woolf said the house suffered less than $3,000 worth of damage.
The resident, 78-year-old Shirley Reid, said she woke up and made it out safely on her own.
"I think it was the good lord watching over me," Reid said as she stood outside the home while fire crews began clearing the scene.
Woolf said reports on both fires were still pending, but there was no preliminary indication of anything suspicious about them.