A fire was reported at the Washburn North Apartments at 17th and Washburn in Topeka around 2:00 a.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene, heavy smoke was visible throughout the entire building, and resident were already out on their balconies.
Firefighters used ladders to help stranded residents off their balconies.
The fire began in the second story stairwell.
Investigators have already determined the fire was intentially set because of where it began.
No injuries have been reported.