CLEVELAND - The Lakewood Fire Department responded an apartment fire at 16808 Madison Ave.
According to the Lakewood Fire Chief, the fire started in the basement of the apartment building and worked its way up through the walls of the building to the first and second floors.
As fire crews attempted to enter the basement, the stairs collapsed.
Eight units in the building were affected by the flames. Four tenants will receive housing through the Red Cross.
The Rocky River Fire Department assisted in putting out the flames.
No injuries were reported.
The fire department is investigating the cause of the fire.