Nearly 100 firefighters worked to put out the fire, which also jumped two floors above its starting point, CNN reported. Residents were evacuated from the building.
“This lady’s voice, I’m not kidding you. I’m trembling.” resident Teresa Sommerville told KHON. “She’s like ‘help me, help me,’ and I couldn’t see her because the smoke was so dark.”
Some residents were treated for smoke inhalation, KHON reported. At least three people were taken to the hospital. Two patients were in serious but stable condition. A 58-year-old woman was listed in stable condition.