6-month-old baby among 8 people taken to hospital after Lakewood apartment building fire

LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- Eight people were taken to area hospitals after a fire at an apartment building in Lakewood.

The fire broke out just before 3 a.m. Monday at an apartment building on Arliss Drive.

According to the Lakewood Fire Department, four people were rescued via windows and four via stairwells.

Among those taken to the hospital were a 32-year-old male, a 19-year-old female, a 3-year-old boy and a 6-month-old boy.

Seven of the eight were treated and released, authorities tell our Stacey Frey.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

When firefighters arrived, they said flames were shooting out of the first floor windows.While the fire was contained to one first floor apartment, several apartments had smoke damage, firefighters said. Nine people have been displaced due to the fire.

Firefighters from Rocky River and Westlake assisted Lakewood in battling the fire.