SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- One firefighter is injured and 7 are displaced after firefighters battled a fire in South St. Louis Sunday morning.

Firefighters said the fire started around 6:30 a.m. at a 15 unit apartment building on Nebraska Avenue, displacing 6 adults and one child.

Officials said the fire started in the back of the building, mainly in a stairwell, before spreading and damaging 6 units.

"We had very little time to get out," Suzanne Lee said. "The flames were coming through our kitchen window and I was looking for the cats and they were hiding and I couldn't find them." 

The Red Cross was called in to help the families who have been displaced. 

A firefighter was injured but is expected to be okay.

The fire was contained around 7:30 a.m. but investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire. 

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