A fire broke out at a Serra Mesa apartment complex Thursday night the San Diego Fire Department confirmed.
When the fire broke out around 8:30 p.m., residents say they could hear people in the building banging on doors alerting them of the fire.
"I was just on my way home and I start seeing smoke stacks and it's really crazy cause I live right here," Jennifer Stenson told NBC 7.
"I rushed home and everything was fine but I see the apartment across the street just smoking flames from one of the apartments. I don't think anyone was hurt, which is the best part."
Stenson said the smoke completely surrounded her home.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.