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Aurora Fire Rescue confirms a deadly apartment fire in late October was a result of arson

The resulting fatality has been ruled a homicide
FIRE AT 1600 N. Galena St_Oct 30 2020_1 fatality
Posted at 11:34 AM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 18:08:53-05

AURORA, Colo. — Aurora Fire Rescue confirmed that a deadly fire at an apartment complex in late October was the result of arson.

One person died in the fire and more than 60 people were displaced. The two-alarm fire broke out at the Galena Apartments, at 1600 Galena St., in the early morning hours of Oct. 30. The fire was under control around 12:27 a.m., Aurora Fire Rescue said.

Firefighters had to rescue several people, and others jumped from windows to escape the blaze.

Police announced that afternoon they were searching for a person of interest in connection to the fire. Aurora Fire Rescue released screengrabs of surveillance video that same day asking for help in locating a person of interest in connection with the fire.

On Tuesday morning, Aurora Fire Rescue officially confirmed the fire was a result of arson and the resulting death was being investigated as a homicide. They also released the surveillance video of the person of interest.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. There is a $5,000 reward for information.