Early morning apartment fire forces some residents from their homes in Prince George’s County

An early morning fire in Prince George's County forced some residents of an apartment building out of their homes.

The fire was reported just before 4 a.m. Thursday in the 7900 block of 15th Avenue in the Langley Park area.

The fire is thought to have started in a third floor apartment unit, officials say. Some occupants were assisted off of their balconies by firefighters.

Authorities believe two cats died in the fire. The cause is still under investigation,