Aurora East Evans Fatal Apartment Fire

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2nd Alarm Fatal Fire

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On January 24th, 2022 at 01:31 Aurora 911 Emergency Communications dispatched Aurora Fire Rescue to a reported residential structure fire at the Bella Terra at City Center Apartment Homes, 15320 E. Evans Ave. Firefighters arrived on scene to a 3-story multi-family apartment building with heavy fire coming through the roof and called for a second alarm. Crews had the fire under control about 2:30am but were on scene several hours mopping up, checked for hot spots and assisting residents. Firefighters rescued several residents from the building. Nine people were injured and three were transported by ambulance to local hospitals for treatment. A 5 year old boy, rescued from the scene, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The American Red Cross was called to assist 31 residents who were displaced by the fire. Fire and Police investigators were on scene well into the morning investigating the fire. Investigators arrested a 37 year-old woman on first degree murder and arson charges. They allege she was involved in a domestic incident and set a fire on the first floor.

Units on Scene:

Aurora:

1st Alarm: Battalion Chief 2, Battalion Chief 3, Engine 7, Engine 9, Engine 6, Ladder 6 & Ladder 5

2nd Alarm: Battalion Chief 1, Engine 8, Engine 11, Engine 10, Ladder 2 & Ladder 13

Special Call: Engine 17, Rescue 7, Arson, PIO & Mobile Communications

Denver Fire Department: Arson

Falck: Falck 5, Medic 113, Medic 104, Medic 111, Medic 107, Medic 110, Medic 113, Medic 101 & Medic 504

Aurora Police Department, Aurora Police Investigations & Aurora Police Department Crime Lab

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