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Mar 30, 2016 6:09 PM

Concord man called a 'hero' after rescuing residents from apartment fire

CONCORD - Nearly a dozen Concord residents picked up pieces Wednesday from an apartment fire that happened on Broadway Tuesday morning.

READ: Residents escape onto porch roof, get help from passerby during Concord apartment fire

Resident Lawrence Jefferson said he was driving by when he saw the fire at 20-22 Broadway just after 9 a.m. Tuesday. He helped one person down from the roof then went around back and alerted another resident who was carrying his son to safety.

Some have called Jefferson a hero.

"Heroes are people that do it every day," Jefferson said. "I'm just an every day guy."

There were no injuries in the fire and the cause remains under investigation.

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