"The fire was blazing," said Patricia Houston.
The fire started at about 2 p.m.
Firefighters battled the fire, reaching the residents and rescuing more than a few of them.
A blind man was also rescued from the fire.
Nearly 200 firefighters responded to the fire.
Some of them suffering serious injuries as they fought to put out the smoke and flames and save the people inside.
Two residents and five firefighters were being treated.