At least 13 displaced following apartment fire in Aurora

2 people injured in blaze

AURORA, Colo. - At least 13 residents of an apartment building in Aurora are unable to return home after a fire that reached three floors of the building Thursday.

According to Captain Wendy Lippman, of the Aurora Fire Department, the building involved is located at 1429 N. Macon St. Firefighters were sent there at approximately 11:55 a.m.

The arriving firefighters found the fire started in a garden level apartment. That apartment was fully involved and the flames were extending into the apartments on the second and third floors when firefighters arrived.

The firefighters had the flames under control within ten minutes of their arrival, Lippman said.

Lippman said one resident was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and another was hospitalized for a fall while they evacuated.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated, Lippman said.

The Mile High Chapter of the American Red Cross is helping the displaced residents.