LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — It was an early morning wake-up call for residents in a Lexington apartment complex as they were evacuated due to a fire.

The Lexington Fire Department said their crews evacuated individuals at 2:30 a.m. Monday from an apartment complex on Appian Way after they received reports of a fire within.

FOX 56 spoke with one of the evacuated residents as she expressed the hectic situation she went through to get her family out of their apartment.

“So I had to scramble and get my four kids and stuff and try to find my cat and get clothes on to try to get out the house, but it was real scary,” said resident Sheenetta Nelson.

Fire crews said everyone was able to get out safely. It is unclear at this time how and where the fire began, and we will update with that information when fire officials release the cause.