Woman, two dogs escape early-morning Aurora house fire

AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Fire Department brought a structure fire near East Hampden Avenue and South Chambers Road under control Thursday morning.

A woman and her two dogs were able to escape and there were no injuries.

Crews arriving on the scene saw smoke and flames from the two-story home. The woman occupant told firefighters the fire was in in the second-floor bedroom.

“The police officers were knocking on my door and said ‘Get out. Get out. Get out,’” neighbor Mary Jo Fay said. “I managed to get out. The flames were coming out of the adjacent house. And the firefighters were already fighting it. And they seemed to contain it pretty quickly.

“I was overwhelmed. And you start thinking what are the last things you take with you.”

Arson investigators have been called to the scene under protocol to try to determine a cause of the fire.