CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Multiple fire departments responded Thursday afternoon to a massive fire that broke out in an apartment complex in South Charlotte.

Pineville Fire, Carolina Fire and Flint Hill Fire were called to a structure fire at Willow Ridge Apartments around noon Thursday. According to MEDIC, over 40 responders are on the scene from four different departments.

All apartment occupants were able to get out of the building, officials said. Two mass casualty units were sent to the scene, however, no one had been transported to the hospital as of 12:30 p.m.

Officials a heavy smoke column is visible.

NBC Charlotte has reporters en route to the fire. Stay with WCNC.com for the latest.