PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Two Providence residents were forced to jump from their apartment’s second-floor windows as a fire tore through the building Tuesday night.

Firefighters rushed to the Douglas Avenue and found flames shooting from the roof. Providence Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Steve Capracotta said the man and woman were both rushed to the hospital.

“They’re both in their 70s, and jumping out of windows is probably not that pleasant,” Capracotta said.

Capracotta said two other residents who also escaped the building were treated by first responders.

Ebony Medina was one of several neighbors to run toward the burning building to make sure everyone had escaped.

“I was not going to let my neighbors perish,” Medina said. “Everything is gone but they are alive, and to me that is all that matters.”

“I don’t [consider] myself a hero,” she continued. “I just did what I would want anybody to do for me and my family.”

The Providence Police Department initially said someone was in custody in connection with the fire, but he has since been released and hasn’t been charged.

Capracotta said the apartments on the upper floors a total loss. The liquor store on the first floor sustained some water damage.

The American Red Cross is helping the residents who have been displaced. It’s unclear at this time what sparked the fire.