MUNCIE, Ind. --
Three people were taken to hospitals after a large fire ripped through an apartment building near downtown late Saturday night.
About 50 people were left without homes as fire raged at the Thomas apartments, 6News' Jennifer Carmack reported.
"The entire third floor is gone. It's on top of the second floor," said Muncie Fire Chief Eric Wilson. "It's a total loss."
Stephen Miller lost more than his home in the blaze.
"I lost all my medication. The only thing I've got left is my backpack and my bike," Miller said.
Firefighters said the blaze began in an apartment unit in the southeast corner of the 30-unit building and quickly spread.
"Flames just flew out of my apartment," Miller said. "I watched everything I owned all just burn up."
As many as four residents who were trapped and hanging out windows were rescued. Firefighters had to pull back when the third floor collapsed.
The American Red Cross is assisting residents who were displaced. A meeting was set for Monday afternoon to help tenants find permanent homes.
None of the injuries were believed to be serious.
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