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Colfax/Peoria Likely to Reopen Within Next Week, Says Aurora Fire
01/05/2024
The December 16, 2023, fire is the largest in AFR’s history in terms of property loss, amount of fire apparatus used and duration until it was extinguished.
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Update on Dec 2023 Five-Alarm Fire
01/05/2024
The December 16, 2023, fire is the largest in AFR’s history in terms of property loss, amount of fire apparatus used and duration until it was extinguished.
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Aurora Fire Rescue Extinguishes 3rd Alarm Fire on Newly Constructed Apartment Building
12/14/2023
A total of 23 units with Aurora Fire Rescue were called to a third-alarm fire on a construction site for a multifamily residential building near the 7300 block of S. Addison Court in Aurora.
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Aurora Fire crews respond to a vehicle into a building leading to 3 injured, 2 in serious condition.
11/19/2023
AFR crews responded to reports of a vehicle into a building in the area of Hampden Ave. and Uravan Way. Upon arrival, they found two vehicles involved with patients needing extrication from one of them.
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Aurora Fire crews respond to reports of a fire at a single family residence in the 18000 block of E Layton place.
11/18/2023
AFR crews responded to reports of a single family residence on fire, upon arrival they found heavy fire throughout the house but were unable to bring it under control quickly due to structural and access issues.
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Aurora Fire Rescue introduces de-escalation training for first responders
11/13/2023
All Aurora Fire Rescue crew members are completing the final phase of one of the fire service’s only de-escalation training programs this month. The training prepares first responders for diffusing emotional distress during emergency situations.
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1st & 2nd floor of a home in Aurora engulfed in flames
11/10/2023
FIrefighters fight fire on both floors, but were able to contain the blaze
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Aurora Fire crews respond to reports of a fire in a carport adjacent to a residence.
11/01/2023
Aurora Fire crews arrive on scene of a carport fire to find heavy smoke and fire conditions but no extension into living spaces.
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Aurora resident, multi-agency first responders receive awards for life-saving cardiac response
10/27/2023
An Aurora resident and the city’s public safety agencies today were recognized for their fast action and coordinated emergency response that saved an Aurora resident’s life who suffered from cardiac arrest in August.
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Aurora Fire Rescue right-sizes its approach to medical 911 calls
10/25/2023
Partnering with Aurora911 and Falck Rocky Mountain, Aurora Fire Rescue today began a tiered response approach to how resources are dispatched for emergency medical calls. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, medical calls into Aurora911 are now dispatched according to the acuity of the incident.
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City of Aurora dedicates 16th Avenue in honor of AFR’s first African-American firefighter
10/13/2023
A portion of East 16th Avenue will be named Ruben Sims Jr. Avenue to posthumously honor Aurora Fire Rescue’s first African-American firefighter, the City of Aurora announced today.
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AFR statement on Roedema/Rosenblatt verdict
10/12/2023
Following is a statement from Alec Oughton, Fire Chief for Aurora Fire Rescue, regarding today’s verdict in the first of three trials related to the Elijah McClain case
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Aurora Fire Rescue Hazmat crews respond to traffic accident involving commercial fuel tank truck
09/24/2023
Aurora Fire Rescue responded to a hazardous material fuel leak in the intersection near Mississippi Ave. and Buckley Rd. at approximately 6:30 p.m. this evening as a result of a two-vehicle traffic accident involving a diesel fuel truck.
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Aurora Fire Rescue fights fire on detached garage near 12th and Akron
09/24/2023
Aurora Fire Rescue crews actively fought to bring a fully involved fire under control on a single-story detached garage near the intersection of 12th Avenue and Akron Street in Aurora, Colo., today. No injuries were reported.
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Update from Aurora Fire Rescue regarding Sept. 20 Oakland Circle fire
09/22/2023
Following is a statement from Aurora Fire Rescue Fire Chief Alec Oughton providing an update on the structure fire and emergency medical response on Wednesday, September 20, to the 2800 block of South Oakland Circle in Aurora, Colo.
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Structure fire near Lewiston & Kittridge
09/22/2023
AFR crews were able to quickly bring the fire under control.
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AFR responds to 2nd alarm fire with 9 occupants
09/20/2023
Aurora Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to a reported structure fire at a multi-story, single-family residence in the 2800 block of South Oakland Circle in Aurora at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20.
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Large gas leak, displaces six homes in Aurora.
09/17/2023
Residents were evacuated for their safety due to concern of large gas leak.
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2 Aurora Fire members receive international honor at Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, highlighting occupational cancer risks for first responders
09/16/2023
For the first time ever, two former members of Aurora Fire Rescue were honored posthumously today at the 2023 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial hosted by the International Association of Fire Fighters in Colorado Springs.
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Serious accident at Iliff & Havana
09/16/2023
Heavy Rescue needed for vehicle under semi-trailer.
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Multi-vehicle accident with extrication at Iliff Ave. & Chambers Rd. injures 5.
09/03/2023
At approximately 11:40 pm on September 2nd, AFR crews arrived on scene of a three vehicle accident with 2 trapped parties requiring extrication in one of the vehicles.
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Multi-vehicle accident with extrication at Mississippi Ave. & Peoria St. injures 5.
09/02/2023
Aurora Fire Rescue units were dispatched to reports of a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of E Mississippi Ave. & S Peoria St.
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Small kitchen fire in a residence quickly located and brought under control.
08/28/2023
Aurora Fire Rescue units were dispatched to reports of a house on fire in the 11600 block of E Alaska Ave.
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2nd alarm fire at Greenview Apts.
08/20/2023
Wind pushes fire, causing 2 units to be damaged.
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North Aurora garage fire in detached unit.
08/07/2023
Aurora Fire Rescue units were dispatched to reports of a garage on fire in the 1300 block of N Dallas street.
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Attic fire in home near Florida & Iowa
07/16/2023
Fire stopped in attic by quick work of firefighters on-scene.
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Serious accident sends five to the hospital
07/14/2023
Eight patients total, with five sent to hospital after serious vehicle accident.
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Vehicle accident with one patient trapped.
07/12/2023
Vehicle accident near Quincy and Chambers, one patient trapped.
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Late evening attic fire temporarily leaves family without a place to stay.
07/03/2023
A single family residential fire in the 600 block of S Worchester st. today led to a family of 4 and their pets being displaced..
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2nd alarm townhome complex fire leaves significant damage to multiple units.
07/03/2023
Aurora Fire Rescue units were dispatched to reports of a house on fire in the 17000 block of E Rice circle.
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Vehicle rollover near Picadilly and Hampden
07/02/2023
Extrication needed to gain access to two patients inside.
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Structure fire in North Aurora
07/02/2023
A vehicle fire in a detached garage, becomes a structure fire.
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Swiftwater rescue from Boxelder Creek
06/23/2023
Aurora Fire rescues three people from fast moving water from Boxelder Creek.
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Basement fire in single family residence is quickly brought under control by AFR crews.
06/23/2023
Aurora Fire Rescue units were dispatched to a basement fire in a single family residence this morning and quickly got it under control, minimizing the damage to the structure.
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Aurora Fire Rescue crews fight blaze in a service shop at E Colfax and N Joliet.
06/20/2023
Aurora Fire Rescue crews called to a commercial structure in the 10000 block of E Colfax, after multiple reports of heavy flames in the structure.
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Working fire 3rd floor apartment near Kenton and 14th.
06/12/2023
Fire contained to unit of origin, at 3rd floor multi-family fire near 14th and Kenton.
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2nd alarm fire in apartment complex sends 3 to the hospital and displaces dozens of units.
06/03/2023
Aurora Fire Rescue units were dispatched to multiple reports of a fire in a large apartment building at a multi building complex next to Expo park.
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3 family pets rescued from a single family residential fire in the 19000 block of E Eldorado Pl.
05/30/2023
Aurora Fire Rescue units were dispatched a fire in a single family residential occupancy with smoke and fire conditions showing from the roofline.
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Multi vehicle accident with extrication at Smoky Hill rd. & Versailles pkwy injures 4.
05/29/2023
Aurora Fire Rescue units were dispatched to a multiple vehicle accident in the vicinity of Versailles Pkwy and Smoky Hill Rd this afternoon that led to 3 patients transported to local emergency departments with serious injuries.
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Single vehicle accident results in a roll over sending 1 to the hospital.
05/23/2023
Late Monday evening a single vehicle was found to have rolled over in the area of I225 and Parker Rd. leading to one injured party being transported to a local emergency room.
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Fire Displaces Local Family
05/20/2023
After 6 p.m. today Aurora911 received calls about a possible home fire in the 900 block of N. Galena Street.
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Man Rescued From Flood Waters
05/12/2023
At approximately 1:15 a.m. today, Aurora911 received a call from a man who was stranded in his truck near 56th Ave. and Hudson Rd.
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Early Morning 2-Alarm Fire
05/09/2023
Two structures burned this morning, both vacant homes near E. 13th Ave. and S. Yosemite St.
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Home Fire on Fairplay Ct.
05/08/2023
Just after 9 p.m. this evening callers reported to Aurora911 that a home was on fire in the 4500 block of S. Fairplay Ct.
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Collapse At Indoor Pool Injures Six People
05/06/2023
Around 9:50 a.m. today multiple callers notified Aurora911 that a collapse of the HVAC system occurred inside the pool area at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center located at 6700 N. Gaylord Rockies Blvd.
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Fire at Storage Building Injures One Person
05/05/2023
A fire at a storage building tonight injured one person and damaged three storage units.
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May 3 Apartment Fire
05/03/2023
A fire this evening caused damage to an apartment near S. Peoria St. and E. Archer Pl.
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Two Alarm Fire in Office Building
05/01/2023
Due to the quick work of firefighters, the fire was contained to two office units and the majority of the north wing of the building remained unaffected.
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Single family residence fire in north Aurora quickly brought under control.
05/01/2023
At approximately 2:20 pm this afternoon, Aurora Fire Rescue crews responded to reports of a fire in a single family residence in the area of Ironton St. and Montview Blvd. in north Aurora.
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Fire apparatus involved in vehicle crash at St #3
04/29/2023
Aurora Fire Rescue apparatus involved in a 2 vehicle crash just outside of Aurora Fire Station #3.
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Aurora Fire Rescue attending COFFF Memorial
04/28/2023
Aurora Fire Rescue has accepted the offer to participate in the annual Colorado Fallen Firefighter Foundation’s Memorial Ceremony on April 29, 2023.
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Single vehicle accident into wall leads to extrication.
04/25/2023
A single vehicle accident into a wall leads to a patient extrication and transport to local emergency department.
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Small fire in a townhome complex quickly located and brought under control.
04/24/2023
Small fire in a townhome complex quickly located and brought under control by Aurora Fire Rescue crews this afternoon.
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April 19 Shed Fire
04/19/2023
A fire in north Aurora this afternoon threatened homes nearby and damaged an outdoor shed.
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Structure Fire in Storage Facility
04/19/2023
At 12:08 A.M. Aurora Fire crews were dispatched to a working structure fire at 1710 S. Abilene St.
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Firefighter Retires After 45 Years
04/17/2023
Firefighter Paramedic Werner Kern finished his decades-long career today and was honored during a retirement ceremony at 10 a.m.
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Early Morning Fire in Vacant Home
04/15/2023
A fire has significantly damaged a home near N. Yosemite St. and E. 13th Ave.
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