6 injured, 2 seriously, in fire at Aurora apartment building; woman jumps to safety

6 injured, 2 seriously, in fire at Aurora apartment building; woman jumps to safety

AURORA, Ailing. (TOC) — Six individuals had been hospitalized early Wednesday morning after a fireplace at an condo constructing in west suburban downtown Aurora, fireplace officers mentioned.

The hearth broke out simply earlier than 12:25 a.m. at 15. N. Broadway, Aurora Hearth Battalion Chief Jim Rhodes mentioned. Six individuals wanted to be rescued from the constructing, as that they had change into trapped, he mentioned.

Two individuals had been transported in critical situation to an area hospital.

A girl jumped from a third-floor window and landed on the roof of an adjoining constructing. The bounce was about 20 to 25 ft.

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One other individual suffered smoke inhalation. 4 others suffered minor smoke inhalation and cuts, Rhodes mentioned.

The hearth’s trigger stays below investigation.

The blaze was put out about 1 a.m., however firefighters remained on the scene to find out any structural injury, quickly closing Broadway from East Galena Boulevard to East New York Avenue.

No injury was reported to the storefronts under the flats.

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