A kitchen fire left heavy smoke damage to a northeast-side apartment complex early Sunday, Fort Wayne Fire Department reported.
Firefighters were called to Canterbury Green Apartments, 5210 Stonehenge Blvd., about 2:20 a.m.
They found heavy smoke coming from a first floor apartment. They had the kitchen fire under control at 2:50 a.m.
Residents were evacuated from 11 adjoining apartments. Some were evacuated by ladder from a second floor balcony.
No one was injured fighting the fire.
Firefighters said smoke damage was heavy. Fire and water damage were light.