EL PASO, TX (KTSM) – El Paso Fire Department (EPFD) crews put out a serious fire and rescued a cat on the Westside at the Chimney Apartments Saturday afternoon.

EPFD crews received a call around noon on Saturday afternoon about a serious fire at the Chimney Apartments, where 13 fire trucks and 35 firefighters arrived to put out the blaze, which EPFD says was extinguished in 15 minutes upon arrival.

There were no people inside of the apartment, however, fire crews were able to rescue a cat that was inside at the time it happened.

People in surrounding apartment units were evacuated as a precaution.

EPFD says no people were injured, and there will be a “fire watch” through the night to make sure the fire doesn’t rekindle.

Residents affected by the fire are being assisted by the El Paso Red Cross, according to EPFD.

Officials add that the fire originated in the attic of the building, but the cause has not yet been determined.

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