LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Three homes were damaged in a fire early Wednesday.

It started about 3 a.m. on South Brook Street near Churchill Downs and Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. That's in the Wilder Park neighborhood.

It took about 20 minutes to get the fire under control. 

Fire officials say the fire started at one home and spread to two homes on either side of it.

The two people inside the first home to catch fire say they woke up to a noise, and a couch on the front porch was in flames.

"The main fire building has heavy fire damage. The occupants are very lucky they did get out OK. We could not find a working smoke detector," said Lt. Col. Jeff Botner with Louisville Fire and Rescue.

The homes on either side were damaged, as well.

No one was injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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