SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Despite the grim scene with its billowing smoke and charred siding, firefighters said no one was hurt in a fire at a South Portland apartment complex.

The fire broke out before noon on Wednesday at Liberty Commons on Westbrook Street. The South Portland fire chief said the fire started outside the building, climbed up the wall and got into the attic.

Significant damage was visible to an upper story unit from a fire on Nov. 15, 2017 at Liberty Commons apartments in South Portland

Significant damage was clearly visible to the upper story unit where firefighters were focusing their efforts with lesser damage to surrounding unit.

NEWS CENTER has a crew at the scene and we'll update this story as more information becomes available.