Residents jump from windows to escape Aurora apartment fire – The Denver Post

Two people were in serious condition and about 60 others were displaced by a two-alarm apartment fire in Aurora early Friday morning, officials said.

Aurora Fire Rescue responded to the blaze at 1600 Galena Street shortly after midnight and when they arrived there were reports of injuries and people trapped inside, the department said in a Tweet.

Residents reportedly jumped from windows to escape the fire, Aurora Fire Rescue said, and multiple people were rescued by firefighters with ladders.

At least five people were evaluated at the scene for injuries and three were transported to a nearby hospital, the department said in a Tweet.

Vans were brought in to keep the displaced residents warm before the Red Cross arrived to help.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Aurora Fire Rescue said.

 

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