The fire started in building nine of the Cornerstone Village Apartments around 1:30 a.m. Monday.
It quickly spread to three alarms.
Firefighters were able to rescue a woman and her children from a second-floor window.
Incredible video captured the family being brought down a ladder from a back balcony while the flames raged behind them.
"We went to the closet to get clothes and shoes. We seen the smoke collapsing in the roof inside the apartment. I just grabbed my kids and went," said Margaret Williams.
Just before 4 a.m. a puppy was also rescued from the building.
One building collapsed because of the fire damage and is a total loss.
Sixteen units were destroyed.
Crews are still working to contain the fire.
A cause is not known at this time.
Red Cross is on the scene assisting the families impacted by the fire.
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