Normal fire displaces four families

By Beau Ebenezer

May 3, 2014 Updated May 6, 2014 at 3:07 PM CDT

NORMAL, Ill. -- A massive fire in a Normal apartment displaced four families Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters got a call around 2:00 pm that a curtain was on fire inside an apartment at 104 Kenwood Court.

Shortly after firefighters arrived, the entire apartment became engulfed.

Officials said no one was injured and three cats were rescued.

The blaze was under control within an hour.

Four families were displaced because of the damage.

"When the window blew out, it got a sudden gulp of oxygen, and the fire became very intense," said Normal Fire Chief Mick Humer. "They had to back out. By that time, all the vinyl siding the back of the building, and the roof was starting to burn."

Investigators were on scene throughout the evening.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

We'll have more information as it becomes available.