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Two firefighters injured  in blaze on West Side

Aurorfirefighters Alan Backhaus Ric Torres pack up hose after battling fire third floor an apartment  building corner Coventry Place

Aurora firefighters Alan Backhaus and Ric Torres pack up a hose after battling a fire on the third floor of an apartment building at the corner of Coventry Place and Huntington Drive in Aurora, Friday, August 31, 2012. | Steven Buyansky~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: October 3, 2012 6:15AM

AURORA — Two firefighters were sent to the hospital Friday morning after a fire on Aurora’s West Side.

The Aurora Fire Department received a call at 8:51 a.m. reporting a fire at an apartment building at 1262 Coventry Place.

Two apartments on the top floor of the three-story brick building were heavily damaged, and two firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. One firefighter was suffering from heat exhaustion and the other had debris in his eye, according to Fire Chief Hal Carlson.

A forensics unit from the Aurora Police Department and investigators with the Aurora Fire Department are both investigating the cause of the blaze.

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