IRVINGTON, Ala. (WKRG) Nearly a dozen residents of an apartment complex in Irvington were forced from their homes early this morning after a fire spread through at least two units.

The fire was reported around 3 a.m. in the 6900 block of Highway 90.

One man says he was woken up by smoke in his unit. He ran outside and started banging on doors to get people out.

“Oh it was pretty spooky now, I worried about my next-door neighbor more than anything,” said George Harris as he lugged a hamper full of smoke-damaged laundry out of what used to be his front door. So far, no reports of any injuries. People came by to try to salvage what they could. For the people who live in the units that were damaged, there’s very little left.

“I just get a phone call saying the place is on fire and we came here and all my stuff is gone, I don’t know what happened, all my stuff is gone,” said Maggie Pugh. She says she had just moved into the complex about a week ago. While the damage is contained to two units, the fire affects everyone in the building. With the damage the power is out. That means no heat.

“All I wanted was a place to live, this wasn’t much but it was a place to stay, it’s not the best but at least it was somewhere I could stay until I could find a place,” said David Stanek. Stanek says he’s a disabled veteran who struggled just to find a place like this that would accept a housing voucher. He’s looking for help and asked to post his number as well for anyone who can help at 912-503-5054.