SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The Springfield Fire Department was called out by a neighbor reporting fire coming from the back of an apartment building Sunday.
Crews responded to 1015 S. 1st St. at 10:46 p.m.
While on the way to the scene, firefighters learned that multiple residents were trapped on a balcony.
Heavy fire was coming from the west side of the building.
Extension ladders were used to get to the balcony on the south side to help people escape the second floor.
In total, eight people were rescued from the balcony.
Everyone was rescued from the building, and no injuries were reported.
The fire was put out with most of the damage contained to one apartment, the roof and attic space of the building, and the rear exterior staircase.
The American Red Cross was on scene to help all displaced residents.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
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