The fire was reported at 11:23 p.m., and firefighters arrived at 11:27. They said the fire was under control 16 minutes after they arrived.
The first crew that arrived at the fire found smoke coming from the upstairs apartment and then saw fire in the apartment’s bathroom and put it out.
Other firefighters searched the remaining apartments and found that everyone had made it out. Five people were upstairs and three were downstairs at the time the fire broke out.
Investigators report the structure had moderate smoke, fire and water damage.
The fire remains under investigation. The Fort Wayne Fire Department was assisted by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority and American Red Cross.