Omaha fire fighters spent hours trying to quell the flames that ripped through the Enclave Apartments just of 99th St and Q St.
The fire broke out just after 4:00 p.m.
The first priority was to evacuate all the apartments.
"Some one is pounding on my door, I finally get to the door, and they were just like 'fire, get out now!' said Renee Demmler, resident.
Grabbing what she could, Demmler said she got outside quick. She stood with several others watching their apartments burn.
Fire fighters said the high winds spread the fire fast. Fifty fire fighters were called to battle the flames.
The Red Cross is helping many of the families.