Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter

MCKEES ROCKS (KDKA) – A dozen people have been forced from their homes after a fire broke out in McKees Rocks Thursday morning.

READ MORE: Allison Park Church Holds Food Distribution Event At Beaver Valley Mall

According to officials at the scene, the fire broke out at an apartment building in the 700 block of Chartiers Avenue shortly after 6 a.m.

A resident called 911 after seeing flames on the third floor. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy flames on the third floor and one person needing to be rescued.

READ MORE: New Ordinance Allows Food Truck Operation In Monessen

Several residents were treated for minor injuries. Several firefighters also suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

MORE NEWS: UPS, United Way Team Up For 5K Benefit Race

Stay With KDKA.com For More Details