An early morning fire seriously damaged an apartment in Windsor and caused the evacuation of a nearby assisted living facility on Wednesday.

The Windsor Fire Department said it was called to 10 Wentworth St. at around 1 a.m., where a two-storey house that had been converted into apartments was on fire.

At least seven tenants have been displaced by the fire, according to the Red Cross. It's helping provide emergency lodging and other essentials to a couple and their teenage daughter.

No one was injured in the fire, but a nearby assisted living home was evacuated as a precaution. 

Windsor fire February 3, 2016

The Windsor Fire Department said the fire was difficult to fight. Even after hours of work, the fire smouldered. (Submitted by Paul Maynard)

The evacuees were taken to a nearby church while firefighters continued their work.

The Red Cross said those evacuees have since been moved to a motel until the fire scene is cleaned up and the smoke that entered the assisted living home can be cleared. 

As of 8:20 a.m., firefighters were still on the scene putting out the last of the fire. 

The fire department said the fire was difficult to subdue.

The fire marshal's office will be investigating the cause of the blaze.