Aurora Fire Dept. Patch

The Aurora Fire Dept. put out a fire at an apartment building in the 100 block of East Downer Place in downtown Aurora on Sunday at 1:30 a.m.

According to Battalion Chief Jim Rhodes, arriving firefighters encountered smoke on the upper floors of the apartment building, which prompted the response to be upgraded to a structure five, bringing a total of 15 firefighters to the scene.

Chief Rhodes says that the source of smoke was located in an apartment on the second floor of the apartment building on E. Downer Pl. where a sprinkler head activated and extinguished the fire in the living area of the apartment.

According to the Aurora Fire Dept. report, the fire was contained to the apartment; however adjacent units sustained water damage.

Chief Rhodes estimates the damage at $35,000.  There were no injuries to firefighters or apartment residents.

The occupant of the apartment where the fire occurred was displaced and was assisted by Victim Services to locate temporary housing.

The fire is under investigation.