Three families are getting assistance from the American Red Cross after a fire destroyed their apartment units early Sunday.

The fire broke out around midnight in the Meadowbrook Apartment Complex at 1406 Richmond Beach Road.

Shoreline Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames visible from units on the first, second and third floors.

Shoreline crews were assisted by Northshore Fire and Snohomish County Fire District One in the two alarm blaze.

Fire crews knocked down the fire within 15 minutes and kept it from spreading throughout the large multi-family apartment complex.

No one was hurt.

The cause remains under investigation.

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