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5 fire engines, 2 ladder trucks fight attic fire

Posted: 8:56 AM, Apr 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-04 15:15:40Z

Two people were forced out of their home after a fire broke out in a townhouse in Aurora late Sunday night.

It started in the attic of the townhome at 12820 East Pacific Circle.

You can see flames shooting out of the roof in video the Aurora Fire Department posted on Facebook.

 

During a busy Sunday shift, Engines 4, 6, 7, 8, and 11, along with Towers 6, 8, and Truck 2, battled a stubborn attic fire in two adjoining townhome units. First arriving Engines 4 and 11 conducted an aggressive, interior attack while Tower 8 completed a primary search and Tower 6 performed vertical ventilation. Firefighters were hampered by fire on both sides of an attic fire wall. Multiple hose lines and ventilation holes were required to control the blaze. Two residents were displaced, no one was injured, the cause is under investigation.

Posted by Aurora Fire Rescue on Sunday, 3 April 2016

The fire department issued the following statement:

"During a busy Sunday shift, Engines 4, 6, 7, 8, and 11, along with Towers 6, 8, and Truck 2, battled a stubborn attic fire in two adjoining townhome units. First arriving Engines 4 and 11 conducted an aggressive, interior attack while Tower 8 completed a primary search and Tower 6 performed vertical ventilation. Firefighters were hampered by fire on both sides of an attic fire wall. Multiple hose lines and ventilation holes were required to control the blaze."

Despite the difficult conditions, crews were able to contain the flames to the attic.

Two people had to find somewhere else to stay because of the damage to the home.

Fortunately, no one was hurt.

There is no word on what caused fire at this time.