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AURORA, Colo. -- A large fire broke out at an apartment complex on Sunday night, deeming it uninhabitable, Aurora Fire Rescue said.

The fire started about 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyards at Buckley apartments in the 2100 block of South Rifle Way. The fire was under control by 7:15 p.m.

The Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming said 24 units were damaged and uninhabitable. In all, 49 residents were displaced, the Red Cross said.

No civilians or firefighters were injured, Aurora Fire Rescue said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Some residents of the complex recently complained about having no heat and very little hot water.

Residents said they were using their ovens and burners to try to heat their apartments to stay warm.

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