CANAL WINCHESTER, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- A half-dozen families are homeless after flames tore through their Canal Winchester apartments early Monday morning.
"All the stuff can be replaced. [We've] just got to find some place to move real quick," said Raymond Lynn Walker, as he walked out of his water damaged apartment that has been declared unlivable by Columbus firefighters.
"Nobody lost their lives. Christmas gifts, TVs, can all be replaced," said Walker.
Columbus firefighters say the flames started around 6 a.m. in the 5600 block of Celtic Sea Lane.
Home health care worker Latoya Bonner says she was working in her client's kitchen when she heard a woman cry for help and then saw flames shoot out of the building.
"I was knocking on doors two at a time," said Latoya, "I went to every apartment, yelling 'Fire! Fire!"
"She did a beautiful job," said one woman. "[I'm] glad there are people like that. She never quit. It is a blessing."
Investigators have not yet determined the cause, but they do not believe the fire was suspicious. Columbia Gas did arrive on scene to shut off the gas line to the building.
The Red Cross is working to find temporary shelter for families.
No injuries were reported. Everyone got out of the building safely, according to firefighters.