Woman, dog escape intentionally set Aurora house fire

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AURORA, Colo. -- A woman and her dog safely escaped a house fire early Tuesday morning near East Vassar Avenue and East Villanova Place that the Aurora Fire Department says was intentionally set.

The Aurora Fire Department said the fire broke out just after 3 a.m. Neighbors said they heard a loud bang or explosion before the fire started, and huge flames could be seen coming from the home.

"About 20 minutes into the incident, firefighters did what we call an emergency withdrawal  the fire," said Diane Lord with the Aurora Fire Department. "The fire was so significant and heavy within the structure that firefighters removed themselves from the structure and fought the fire from the exterior."

Late Tuesday morning, the Aurora Fire Department said the fire was incendiary and investigators were pursuing leads and the origin of the fire. It added the fire was intentionally set and that arson has not been ruled out.

Most of the damage is above the garage as well as a car in a parking space.


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  • Arodriguez

    I surely hope this fire was not intentionally set, but at least the woman got out unharmed. I am glad that as many details as there are, are reported to us and that updates will be made available to us as soon as you get them. Thank you Fox News for keeping us informed and thank you to Cathy Hernandez for bringing us live reports. It may not be good news to wake up to, but it is something we all need to be made aware of. Excellent reporting, Cathy! You are why I watch KDVR so early in the morning.

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