PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Ten people were forced from their home Monday morning after a fire broke out in Providence.

Smoke and flames were seen coming from the three-story home on Knight Street around 7:30 a.m.

All of the residents made it out safely but one cat was killed, according to Deputy Assistant Chief Kevin Jutras.

“The fire had a head start,” Jutras said. “It was able to gain control of the interior spaces and travel to the second floor. Companies made an aggressive interior attack on the first, second, and third floor.”

All six units were heavily damaged due to the fire burning and spreading through the walls, according to Jutras, making the job a challenge for the firefighters.

One firefighter was also injured and evaluated at the scene.

Jutras says the building is potentially a loss and uninhabitable at this time. The red Cross has been called in to assist the displaced adults.

The cause remains under investigation.