One person killed in Aurora house fire

One person was killed in a house fire late Tuesday night in Aurora, and fire officials are still figuring out what started it.

The victim’s identity has not been released. Four dogs and two cats survived the fire, Lt. Laure Bridges, Aurora Fire Rescue spokeswoman, said.

The fire department responded to reports of a house fire after 10:30 p.m. in the 16000 block of East Flora Place, according to a fire department news release.

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Four engine companies, three ladder companies, two ambulances and two battalion chiefs responded to the blaze, the news release said.

Firefighters searched the home filled with heavy smoke and found one person and multiple pets inside, Bridges said. The fire was relatively small, but it produced a lot of smoke, she said.

Crew members carried the person outside and gave them emergency medical care. The person was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later was pronounced dead, the release said. No firefighters were injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.