VIDEO: The smoke detectors woke up Gina Harris around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.
There was a smell of smoke in her unit.
She called 911 when she couldn’t get the detectors to stop.
Soon, she was standing in the street watching part of her condo complex burn.
Dallas Fire-Rescue said the fire at Parkway Quarter Condominiums, off the Dallas North Tollway between Keller Springs and Arapaho, was out by 5 a.m.
Investigators stuck around to determine a cause and some crews stayed on the scene to put out any hot spots.
Investigators ruled the fire was electrical and had started in a wall, and DFR crews had cleared out by around noon.
Harris was allowed back in her condo.
She found water damage, but the fire stopped at her next door neighbor’s unit.
Suddenly, a familiar smell and sight seeped in.