An early morning fire at an apartment in Southeast D.C. has left three people hospitalized and others displaced from their homes, officials said Friday.

Police said the blaze broke out in the 1300 block of Alabama Avenue shortly after 4:30 a.m. The fire is believed to have been sparked in the kitchen of a second-floor unit of the three-story building.

Three residents are being treated for smoke inhalation at George Washington Hospital, officials said. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police said that several other residents will be displaced.

No other details were immediately available about the extent or cost of the damage caused by the fire.