CHARLESTON, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — Three individuals have been displaced following an apartment fire Friday.

According to the Charleston Fire Department, the call came in Friday at 8:20 a.m. of a structure fire. When firefighters arrived on scene, they reported seeing flames and smoke coming from the rear of one of the four apartments in the building.

Crews reportedly had to mount an aggressive attack to get the fire under control and prevent it from spreading into the other three apartments. No residents were home at the time of the fire.

Firefighters believe the fire began in the kitchen of one of the apartments. That apartment received extensive damage, while the other three units had only minor smoke damage. American Red Cross has been contacted to assist the three displaced residents.

The fire remains under investigation.