OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – Firefighters said several people were hurt after a large apartment fire in Owensboro on Saturday night.

Firefighters were sent to the 2300 block of Carter Road around 9 p.m. and found flames shooting from the building.

The Owensboro Fire Department said at least four people were hurt and taken to the hospital.

Firefighters said thanks to a passerby, residents were already evacuating before crews arrived.

Carter Road was completely shut down while crews worked to put out the fire.

Our crew said no flames were visible by the time they arrived to the scene, but they could see a big hole left in the roof the apartment building.

Firefighters said they are not sure what caused the fire and are still investigating.

Kentucky State Police and Atmos Energy also responded to the scene.