The resident at the second-floor apartment on the south side of the building where the fire occurred was not home, fire officials said.
Paula King, 23, who lives in the apartment above where the fire occurred, said she noticed smoke when she looked out a window. King said she grabbed her three small children and alerted neighbors across the hall, who banged on doors to get the remaining tenants outside.
Fire Marshal Tom Brown said the fire was still under investigation on Wednesday.
W.Va. man beaten, robbed by juveniles
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A Jefferson County man was beaten up and his car stolen early Wednesday morning by three juveniles who told him they needed a ride to the hospital.
West Virginia State Police said the three unnamed boys went to the home of Paul Miller IV, 24, in the Blue Ridge Acres subdivision at about 12:30 a.m. claiming they needed to get to the hospital. Somewhere near the Keyes Ferry subdivision, the youths attacked Miller and stole the vehicle.
Police said Miller was treated at Jefferson Memorial Hospital for head injuries, but was not seriously hurt. The police would not say whether the three had been captured.