Aurora apartment fire started by 4-year-old using lighter sends three to hospital

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AURORA, Colo. -- Three people were taken to a hospital Tuesday morning after a two-alarm fire started by a 4-year-old using a lighter damaged an apartment building, the Aurora Fire Department said.

The fire broke out about 9:45 a.m. at the Abrigo Apartments at 12170 E. 30th Ave.

Two residents and an Aurora police officer were taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, and a dog had to be resuscitated by crews, Aurora Fire Capt. Diane Schroeder said.

The Red Cross said they were assisting families involved in this incident.

The fire was contained to one unit and remains under investigation.

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