An early-morning fire at an apartment building in Regina has sent two people to hospital due to smoke inhalation.

In addition, at least 13 people were displaced from 12 apartment units in the building.

Gerard Kay, deputy fire chief with the Regina Fire and Protective Services, said the blaze started in a basement suite at around 5:02 a.m. CST on Saturday. It took place at 1454 Angus Street, which is located right near the intersection with Dewdney Avenue.

Kay said flames were coming out of the front door and bedroom window of the bachelor suite in the basement and also spread into the hallway. One of those transported to hospital was inside the affected suite at the time.

The second person taken to hospital was from an apartment upstairs.

Mobile Crisis will accommodate the 15 people in total who are out of a home.

Firefighters do not yet know what caused the fire.