2 houses catch fire in southeast Aurora

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AURORA, Colo. -- Two homes next door to each other caught fire in a southeast Aurora neighborhood late Tuesday afternoon. It happened as

There were two people home at the time. Officials said late Tuesday night that both got out ok.

Firefighters say flames at one house grew and the wind-driven fire quickly spread to a fence and then to the structure of the neighboring home.

Smoke from the fire in the 17600 block of E. Temple Drive was visible from a long distance. The location is just south of Quincy Reservoir not far from S. Buckley Road and E. Smoky Hill Road.

A fire truck also had to back away and find a new position due to heavy fire according to the radio communications among firefighters.

The Aurora Fire Department reported the fire was out at one of the houses at about 6:15 p.m.

FOX31 Denver's Julie Hayden reported from the scene that it appeared both home were losses.

Fire investigators were on scene Tuesday night but they did not know what started the fire.