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Firefighters rescue person from house fire in Aurora

Fire crews responded to a report of a basement fire near East Yale Avenue and South Laredo Street Tuesday night.
Credit: 9NEWS

AURORA, Colo. — Crews from Aurora Fire Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire near East Yale Avenue and South Laredo Street late Tuesday night.

At about 10:14 p.m., Aurora 911 received a call from a witness saying their neighbor's balcony was on fire, according to Aurora Fire.

When crews arrived they saw smoke coming from the front door of a home, according to Aurora Fire. Firefighters went inside and found a victim and fire in the basement, Aurora Fire said. The victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Aurora Fire.

Firefighters searched the home and did not find anyone else or any pets inside, Aurora Fire said.

The cause of the basement fire is currently under investigation.

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