MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Several townhomes in Frayser were destroyed in a fire Monday afternoon, leaving multiple people without a place to call home.

Annie’s Townhomes and Apartments near Range Line Road went up in flames just after 4 p.m. A total of eight units were affected.

The Memphis Fire Department later confirmed unattended cooking is what caused the fire.

One firefighter was transported to the hospital for chest pain and another was transported for a twisted ankle. One resident had to be treated at the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Sherita Murray, who has lived in unit two for nearly ten years with her nephew, said she was on her way from work when she heard about the fire. She rushed home as fast as she could.

“When I got here, everything was just gone. Everything on the top floor, even the bottom floor was gone,” Murray said.

The same is true for residents of the other seven units that were destroyed. Some residents were in tears watching as firefighters worked tirelessly to control the blaze.

Despite it all, though, Murray manages to maintain a positive attitude.

“I know God got me, and he’s holding me. That’s material things, and I know there’s something better for me out there,” she said.

The Red Cross has been called in to help the residents.