PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Thirteen people are without their home after a fire burned through an apartment building on Farragut Avenue Saturday morning.

Eyewitness News cameras captured the damage to a third floor apartment, now barely recognizable.  

“So I lost everything, everything, it’s like unbelievable whn you look upstairs,” Chelinda Rozon said.

Chelinda Rozen lived in the third floor unit with her family.  She wasn’t home when the fire started, but said someone on the second floor called to tell her what was going on.

“Right away, I was like, my son!  Where’s my son?” Rozon recalled.

It turned out her son had left about five minutes before the fire started.

Video sent to Eyewitness News showed firefighters battling the flames as smoke poured from the house.

Acting Deputy Assistant Chief Jeffrey Varone said fire was coming from the second and third floors when crews arrived shortly after 10 a.m.

That wasn’t all they were up against.  Saturday’s hot temperatures took a toll on firefighters, with three treated for symptoms of heat exhaustion.

“It tasks everyone a little bit and so what we do, we try to compensate, we stay hydrated and we rotate crews a little quicker than we normally do,” Varone said.

The scene was cleared in a little more than two hours, but significant damage was left behind.

Chelinda Rozon’s family returned to the home later in the day looking through what was left and thankful everyone inside was able to get out safely.

“I just have to thank god that we alive and that everything that was lost was material.  That’s something we can get back, but my family is safe, everyone is safe so that’s the most important thing,” Rozon said.

The Red Cross is assisting the families.

There’s no word on what caused the fire.

More than a dozen people are receiving assistance from the Red Cross. One pet was also rescued.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.