By the time fire crews were called to a fire at 179 Columbia Street at 11:30 Saturday night, flames could already bee seen shooting through the roof.   The fire fighters battled warm temperatures and intense smoke to fight the fire in the apartments above Sagres Restaurant.   As of early Sunday morning, smoke from the three alarm blaze had filled the downtown area of the city.

Some of the buildings residents were treated at Charlton Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation, but there are no reports of serious injuries.    The Red Cross says it is helping 9 people affected by the fire.