No injuries in apartment fire
By Erika Wurst firstname.lastname@example.org February 4, 2014 9:04AM
No one was injured Monday evening when two apartments in a 20-unit building in Aurora caught fire, displacing several residents. | Erika Wurst~Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 6, 2014 6:36AM
No one was injured Monday evening when two apartments in a 20-unit building in Aurora caught fire, displacing several residents, Aurora Fire Department officials said.
Firefighters responded to the building in the 200 block of North Oakhurst Drive around 6 p.m. after a neighbor discovered the fire and called 911, said Fire Department Lt. Craig Mateski.
When they arrived, fire crews found heavy fire on the building’s interior and exterior on both the first and second floors.
Mateski said the fire was contained to two apartments, and that the displaced residents were found housing at other apartments on-site.
There were no reported injuries to any firefighters or residents. Fire officials said smoke detectors and sprinkler systems were working when the fire broke out.
Mateski said there was approximately $225,000 in structural damages, and about $70,000 in content losses.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Aurora Fire Department Arson Team.