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Firefighters in Aurora break down door of burning apartment and rescue three people

Three people were rescued from a smoky apartment fire in Aurora on Thursday afternoon where firefighters broke through the door of a burning apartment.

At about 4:15 p.m. firefighters responded to a five-story building in the 1600 block of Havana Street, according to Aurora Fire Rescue.

This afternoon after 4:15p firefighters responded to a 5-story apartment building in the 1600 blk of N. Havava St. with smoke on the 3rd floor.

Members of AFR forced the door of one unit which was filled with smoke and rescued three people inside. #AFRIncident pic.twitter.com/R9M5Bh4FSl

— Aurora Fire Rescue (@AuroraFireDpt) January 15, 2022

There was heavy smoke on the third-floor and firefighters broke through an apartment door, rescuing three people inside the burning residence. Two people pulled from the apartment were treated on scene and taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, AFR said. The third person refused medical care.

Most damage was contained to the one apartment in the building. The incident is under investigation.

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