LOUISVILLE, Neb. -- Firefighters rescued three people trapped in an elevator in southeast Nebraska Wednesday evening.

Crews were called Ash Grove Cement company after receiving reports of three people trapped in an elevator five stories up. According to the Plattsmouth Fire Department, the people had been trapped for approximately two hours with no air conditioning. Temperatures outside the elevator had been approximately 100 degrees for much of the day, with heat advisories in effect in Cass County.

Plattsmouth crews responded in aid of Louisville firefighters, bringing aerial operations. Mutual aid was also requested from the Papillion fire department for additional rescue resources.

On arrival, crews were directed to the building where the people were trapped, climbing several flights of stairs, with gear, in dark and hot conditions.

According to the Plattsmouth Fire Department, dust and ash in the building created additional difficulties. Once crews reached the trapped parties, a rope retrieval system was set up and two rescuers were lowered down approximately 20 feet to the roof of the elevator.

All three trapped people were then individually pulled up and out of the elevator and to waiting medical care. All three were expected to make full recoveries, according to Plattsmouth Fire Department officials.