Aurora Fire and Rescue teams at a house fire Sept. 20 that resulted in the death of 2 children. Seven other people were injured. SENTINEL SCREEN GRAB FROM AFR VIDEO

AURORA | A fire engulfed an Aurora home Wednesday night, killing two children and injuring seven other people, according to Aurora Fire Rescue.

The fire department responded to the blaze near midnight at the single-family home in the 2800 block of South Oakland Circle, at about 11:30 p.m., finding and removing the victims from the building and bringing the fire under control.

All nine caught in the fire were brought to a hospital, three in urgent condition and six in life-threatening condition, including the two children who died, said Andrew Logan, the agency’s spokesperson.

A dog was also found and rescued. The cause of the fire was still under investigation.

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  1. No WORKING Smoke Alarms for early warning so that everyone can get out?
    Inexcusable.
    Thank you, Aurora firefighters, for rescuing the occupants and the dog.

    Everyone should have smoke alarms and now also a carbon monoxide alarm.
    Everyone should invent an escape plan from every room.

  2. 9 people jammed in that house? City council didn’t up occupancy limits for this very reason. Someone explain why there were so many people living at the address

  3. There is a lot more to this story that will slowly come out. Will we find out it was likely a rental that had more in the house than allowed causing a public safety issue?

    The link has the address of the house. Arapahoe county records show the house is owned out of state. Was Aurora Housing Authority, the city’s prime rental agency for many homes in Aurora, managing this house?

    https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/an-aurora-police-officer-secures-2812-south-oakland-cir-in-news-photo/1680315956

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