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Oct 29 Fatal Fire

October 29 Fatal Apartment Fire on Galena St.
Posted on 10/30/2020
News ReleaseAurora Fire Rescue responded to a multi-family structure fire at 1600 N. Galena St. on Thursday, October 29 after 11:45 p.m. The incident was upgraded to a second alarm fire in order to perform fire attack, search the building and rescue multiple residents who were trapped inside.

The 2-alarm fire response included six engine companies, four ladder companies, two battalion chiefs and more than six medic units. 

In total, 13 patients were evaluated by paramedics and five were transported to local hospitals. Two of those transported had life threatening injuries. Aurora Fire Rescue later received notification that one of the patients had died.
The entire building was rendered uninhabitable and approximately 60 residents were displaced. The Red Cross was notified and worked to assist those needing shelter. The origin and cause of this fatal fire are under investigation.

Update as of November 11/17/2020

This fire has been officially ruled as arson and the resulting fatality a homicide. We are looking for assistance in identifying a person of interest in this incident and ask you to view the photos included here. The reward money has been increased to a total of $5,000 between the Aurora Reward Fund (APD) and Crime Stoppers. If you have information please contact: Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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