Beloit Fire Department is investigating a fire that caused the evacuation of the Emerson Apartment Retirement complex late Saturday night.
When the fire department arrived shortly after eight Saturday evening one apartment on the third fire was engulfed in flames.
Residents say that smoke filled the air throughout the complex but the fire was contained to one unit. Fire officials say that it took them only six minutes to extinguish the fire once they arrived.
No one was home at the time of the fire and its cause is under investigation. Quick thinking and working smoke detectors are said to have limited the extent of the fire.