KURE BEACH -- Fire officials say it took a half million gallons of water to put out a condominium fire early Tuesday morning.
The fire destroyed more than half the Ocean Dunes building after going up in flames around 2:30 a.m.
Fire crews from the tri-county area were called to help put out the blaze. Firefighters have been keeping a close watch for hot spots.
Emergency workers were banging down doors overnight to get the 11 families out of the burning building.
"Everybody's fine. There were no injuries. We did rescue at least one off the balconies upon the fire department's arrival and she's fine. She was an elderly lady, but she's fine," says Deputy Fire Marshal Tom Sosebee.
Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire and will be working throughout the night to monitor hot spots.