ELMIRA N.Y. (WENY) - Early this morning, an apartment building suffered major damage in Elmira.

Firefighters were sent to 900 block of Lake street around 4:30 this morning.

When firefighters got there - the three story building had heavy smoke coming out the front and back. First responders went into action --and fought the fire on the 2nd floor.

But they had to retreat after the fire started to consuming more of the building.

Our newsroom reached out to the Elmira Fire Department for further updates. As of right now, there has been no word yet regarding any injuries or the cause of the fire, but we are working to find out more.

We'll keep you updated.