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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Firefighters rescued 10 people from an early morning apartment fire.

The two-alarm fire broke out about 3 a.m. at the Golston Apartments in the 3600 block of Troost Avenue. 

Firefighters say 15 people were inside the 10 units at the time the fire broke out. Five people escaped on their own.

When crews arrived, the complex was fully engulfed, and they rescued many of the people from a balcony.

Mozell Baughan, her boyfriend and her two children escaped by using a back exit. She woke up to the strong smell of thick smoke.

"Everybody made it out safely. Thank God. As long as I got my family out in time, materialistic things are irrelevant when it is your life," she said. "I don't know what next step to take. Hopefully we can salvage some of items in there. I don't know where to go from here."

No one was taken to the hospital, but a few residents had minor smoke inhalation. The building will be shut down because it is not safe to enter.

Fire investigators said there were only two working smoke detectors in the building.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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