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Fire damages apartment building under construction in Aurora

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Dec 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-17 13:13:49-05

AURORA, Colo. — Crews from Aurora Fire Rescue and surrounding agencies responded to a two-alarm fire at a construction site in Aurora on Saturday.

Smoke from the fire that was burning at an apartment construction site near E. Colfax Avenue and Peoria Street, could be seen for several miles.

The Link Apartments Fitz, developed by Grubb Properties, is severely damaged. A spokesperson with Grubb Properties says they will work with local authorities in the investigation.

Aurora Fire Department said the fire was initially burning on the fifth floor before spreading rapidly.

No injuries have been reported.

Several agencies reported an overwhelming amount of 911 calls concerning the smoke. They asked the public to not call them regarding this incident.

Aurora police have shut down the entire intersection as crews try to extinguish the blaze.

As of Saturday night, officials have not released a possible cause of the fire. Investigators will begin their work as soon as the fire is completely out.

RAW: Crews respond to large fire at Aurora construction site

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