. Facing a fast moving challenge on the front lines... in Arlington. Firefighters battling a fierce apartment fire...where flames tear through years worth of memories... But not the resolve of those who lived there. 3 :08:50:38the girl that lives on the inside apartment on the end.. Opened her front door smelled smoke.. And the whole hall was a big flame. 00:06:22the apartment that was on fire. .a man came out with his 2 children in his arms.. and his wife was trying to get his dog out-- which didn't happen...00:06:34 by the time i could make sure that everyone was ok with them it was too smokey to go back up ang grab everything.. i left my phone.. i left everything in there..this is now all that i have. Dozens of families are left with little more than the clothes on their backs - after a massive fire ripped through their apartment complex early this morning. It happened in Arlington at the River City Landing Apartments across from Jacksonville University. Take a look at these pictures...which capture the fast moving flames tear through the H Building. Two people needed hospital care. And as Channel 4's Chris Parenteau found out - the people living there are just thankful they made it out alive. 3 3 3 3 00-05 06-11 14-19 45-50 1'03"- 1'08" 2'19"-2'24" Firefighters had a difficult time battling this fire.One of the main obstacles they faced was that there was only one fire hydrant in the apartment complex, and there wasn't enough water to that hydrant to fight such a big blaze.SOT Marty First sot with Senterfitt is 14:22 There was one hydrant, but it was a dead end hydrant, there wasn't much water to it. Early on, we did have to lay hoses close to Merrill down University, close to a half mile. VO Neighbors tell me that one of the people taken to the hospital was taken because of smoke inhalation. They say that many of the 32 units in the building were occupied and even though many lost everything, they are glad all of their neighbors are alive. SOT 7:54 I know that a neighbor and another actually went upstairs and dragged a lady out that is in a wheelchair and couldn't walk. That was right as the fire department was getting here. SOT Alyce Baker 51:36 So thankful, there are just two pets missing. There are two cats missing.All of the other pets and people are safe.VO Alyce Baker wasn't home when the fire was happening, but when she got home and saw the damage, knew her dogs were inside her apartment. SOT 51:49 I immediately went to the fireman and told them that I had dogs in my apartment. They broke the windows and went in and were able to get my dogs out. 52:10 They were so happy to see me. VO Even though there was a water supply issue at the beginning and power had to be cut because flames were so high they reached power lines, people who live in River City Landing say JFRD did a great job keeping this situation from being much worse. SOT 8:50 They got here pretty much as fast as I could get downstairs.I was actually on Facebook at the time telling people I was just going to wait it out. Next thing I know, the fire department was here with ladders in the air taking care of their business. LKL TAG The Red Cross has been here assisting people who lost their homes and helped take care of hotels for them until Tuesday.The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire. CP Ch 4, TLS And we've just received an update from the American Red Cross. Right now - the group is working some 25 families displaced from the fire. Channel 4's Ashley Harding is joining us live from the complex. Ashley, what kind of help are these families getting tonight? 3 They're helping them out with food, clothing, plus temporary shelter.Unfortunately, we've been asked to stay off property. But today, we talked to one of those Red Cross volunteers who was here on scene. 00-0815-21101-109 It took nearly twenty fire units to extinguish this huge apartment fire that destroyed one building...and left many without a place to go home to Saturday. Evelyn Penney with the Red Cross was among those to get an emergency call around 1:00 Saturday in the morning. 13:25--13:39 "We had to walk in quite a ways because the fire trucks were all over the streets and they had it blocked off quite a ways down. And so we had to walk in over the fire hoses and that kind of thing." TRACK Penney, along with five other volunteers, worked with more than 20 families in need. She describes the scene as chaotic, and at times, heartbreaking.14:52--15:07 "There were very small children. We had some infants, we had some young children. We had three teenagers, we had some college folks. Many of those folks left instantly ...to save themselves." TRACK The group says these families will be put up in hotels until Tuesday. The executive director says meeting their needs is always a joint effort.11:51--12:01 "Sorting out what's needed, so that we can make the right response. We have a great relationship with the fire department and the fire rescue department so that we understand what the needs are." 16:32--16:41 "The Red Cross is there for them. We are on duty from the first siren and we try to meet the need wherever we can." The Red Cross says it they will continue to follow up with these families over the next several days and weeks. They're also asking if anyone who was affected by the fire, but still hasn't talked to them, they can still reach out by calling 904-358-8091 Do we know if any of these families had renters insurance? Answer: That's something the Red Cross is checking into. As of now, we don't have a definitive answer.