Firefighters in Aurora break down door of burning apartment and rescue three people

Three people were rescued from a smoky apartment fire in Aurora on Thursday afternoon where firefighters broke through the door of a burning apartment.

At about 4:15 p.m. firefighters responded to a five-story building in the 1600 block of Havana Street, according to Aurora Fire Rescue.

There was heavy smoke on the third-floor and firefighters broke through an apartment door, rescuing three people inside the burning residence. Two people pulled from the apartment were treated on scene and taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, AFR said. The third person refused medical care.

Most damage was contained to the one apartment in the building. The incident is under investigation.


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