1 person dead, several injured, 60 displaced in Aurora apartment fire

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Arson at Aurora apartment complex at 1600 Galena Street on Oct. 29, 2020

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — Aurora Fire Rescue said one person died in an apartment fire in Aurora Friday morning.

According to AFR, the fire started just after midnight in the 1600 block of Galena Street.

Firefighters received reports of people injured and trapped inside the apartment complex. There were also reports of people jumping from the apartment windows to escape the flames.

AFR said they had to make multiple ladder rescues.

Five people were taken to the hospital. One person died and another person has life-threatening injuries. Thirteen others were treated on scene.

The Red Cross was called to help around 60 displaced residents.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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