Emergency responders were called for an apartment fire in Southern Pines in the early morning hours Monday.
Firefighters were dispatched to the fire at an apartment located on Pinehurst Avenue in Southern Pines just before 2:25 am.
The first arriving units reported heavy flames showing from a two story apartment building.
According to Southern Pines Fire Chief Mike Cameron firefighters were able to make an exterior and an interior attack on the fire bringing the flames under control before the fire could spread any further.
There were reportedly 19 people living in the apartment building at the time of the fire. All of these people were able to escape from the burning building without injury.
Responding to this fire were units with Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Aberdeen Fire & Rescue, Pinehurst Fire Department, Whispering Pines Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS and the Southern Pines Police Department.