Crews responded to a fire at an apartment complex in Anderson Thursday afternoon.

Multiple agencies were on scene at Huntington Apartments on Continental Street.

Fire officials said a total of eight apartments in building G are unlivable due to fire and water damage.

The Red Cross said they are assisting 14 families whose homes were damaged in the fire.The organization said it is helping 32 people displaced by the fire.

According to fire officials, the fire started high in the ceiling or in the attic, but the cause has not yet been determined.

FOX Carolina spoke with Cintarian Hollings, a resident of the apartment complex. She said she rushed home after getting the call about the fire, and found it engulfed in flames.

The problem was, her dog Lollipop was trapped inside her cage in her apartment.

“I ran all the way across the parking lot because the thought of her burning was just horrible,” Hollings said, "My intentions were to just run up the stairs and get her but I didn’t realize the whole top of the building was in flames."

With the help of responding firefighters, however, Lollipop was rescued, and is now perfectly healthy.

“As long as I’ve got my puppy I’m happy. We’re safe. My puppy’s safe. It’s a blessing,” Hollings said.

No injuries were reported. Anderson County is still investigating the fire.

A donation drive is underway for those displaced by the fire. Apartment manager, Brandi Devall said tenants are mostly in need of food and toiletries.

Donations are being accepted from 9:00 AM until 5:30 PM at the clubhouse of Huntington Apartments in Anderson.

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