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Fire crews battle large fire at Aurora’s Heather Gardens

Posted: 9:00 PM, Nov 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-16 23:46:46-05

AURORA – Two people have been hurt after a fire in Aurora at a living community for people 55 and older. Massive flames from the fire were visible for miles. The fire broke out just before 6 p.m. while crews were on scene investigating a gas leak. It is not clear what caused the fire but it was apparently fueled by the gas.

Aurora fire crews battle large fire at Heather Gardens.

The fire is reported at Heather Gardens in Aurora. Some witnesses have told our partners at 9News in Denver that they heard a loud noise before the flames broke out.

Nancy Lisenbigler lives nearby  and told 9News, “All the sudden my big patio door and window just, it felt like a sonic boom or some kind of an explosion,” she said. “It rattled the entire door. Never had that happen.”

Fire crews have not said if anyone is hurt. Heather Gardens is an age restricted community near Interstate 225 and Cherry Creek State Park.