Three injured in Aurora house fire - KMSP-TV

Three injured in Aurora house fire

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Three Aurora police officers and a concerned neighbor rescued two people off the roof of a burning home Wednesday morning in west suburban Aurora, the Beacon News reports.

Aurora Police Department spokesman Dan Ferrelli said firefighters were called to the two-story home in the 900 block of Garfield Avenue just after 10 a.m.

Three Aurora police officers arrived on the scene before fire crews and began the rescue, Ferrelli said. They, along with an 18-year-old neighbor, used a nearby ladder to help a man and woman off the second-story roof of the burning home.

A third victim, another woman, was able to make it out of the home on her own. All three victims were taken to area hospitals for non life-threatening injuries, including smoke inhalation, cuts and scrapes, Ferrelli said.

Four dogs made it out of the home safely, Ferrelli said.

More than 50 firefighters from Aurora, North Aurora and Sugar Grove continued to fight the blaze more than two hours after the initial call.

"The fire got into the walls and attic, making it very difficult to extinguish," Ferrelli said.

The Aurora Fire Department received help from the Naperville and Oswego departments to help handle calls while Aurora's resources were tied up trying to control the blaze.

Ferrelli said the house has been deemed a complete loss. No cause has been determined.

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