The flames started around 4 p.m. at the Fig Garden Villa apartments on Fedora near Blackstone.
Firefighters say the fire started in a laundry room on the third floor. Firefighters believe it may have been due to an electrical issue. An alarm brought residents out of their units.
The fire was snuffed out in a few minutes and residents on the first and second floors were immediately cleared to return. One person was treated on scene for smoke inhalation.