Fire destroyed 12 apartments in Dauphin County early Friday morning, leaving 22 adults and 17 children homeless.

It happened at the Quail Run apartments on Rawleigh Street in Lower Paxton Township. The fire started in the back of the building on the second or third floor around 5 a.m.

"Everything in the back is just demolished, like the patios fell over and everybody's stuff is just like wet over there," said witness Jacquise Navedo.

State and local fire officials are investigating the cause. The police chief said one tenant who was severely burned told officers, "Someone is out to get me." Police said they don't know what to make of the statement yet.

Two firefighters were hospitalized for burns to their necks. Two tenants were also hospitalized.

The fire chief said the fire could have been put out faster, but they had to call United Water twice to increase pressure in the hydrants.

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