Over 100 people are without a home after a 36 unit apartment complex was destroyed by fire early this morning at 215 Charles Street.
The fire started as a car fire in the parking garage under the complex. The fire quickly spread to the apartments toward the back of the building. Firefighters used a ladder truck to rescue people on the third floor.
Everyone was able to evacuate the building. This woman was unable to locate her cat and is fearing the worst. One resident was treated for smoke inhalation and one firefighter received minor injuries.
By 8am firefighters evacuated the building to attacked the fire from the outside and evacuated the apartment building next door.. A short time later the roof of the building collapsed.
Mayor Ganim and the Red Cross were on scene to help relocate the residents. A temporary shelter has been set up at the Geraldine Johnson School on Lexington Avenue and the city is working for a more permanent residence.