STAMFORD - A fire ripped through a multifamily home on Quintard Terrace this morning.

All occupants were able to get out of the home safely.

The home has been boarded up. Firefighters say the top floor suffered the most damage.

The American Red Cross is currently helping the 12 residents of the home find a place to stay. Though left without a place to live, the survivors are thankful nonetheless.

"Materials - that's nothing,” said Maria Paulino. “Life is more important."