ADELANTO -- An apartment caught on fire late, Monday afternoon before 4:45 pm. The flames started to spread to other apartments in the complex.

Deputies forced entry to several of the units to assist evacuation efforts for several elderly tenants. Two deputies reportedly entered one apartment and carried a woman out of the building who was unable to walk on her own. Deputies continued to monitor and assist the victims until medical personnel arrived. 

Fire crews arrived to put out the flames. "The swift actions by deputies ensured all occupants made it out safely," says the Victor Valley Station. American Red Cross was requested and will assist with temporary shelter for all who were displaced by the fire.