A fire early Wednesday morning in a Bellevue apartment complex sent three people to a hospital with injuries, according to the Bellevue Fire Department.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in the complex at 14700 N.E. 36th St. around 3 a.m. The first crews reported heavy fire conditions and the possible need for a rescue.

Five people were removed from the complex. Of the three who were taken to an area hospital, two had minor injuries and one was seriously injured, the fire department said.