Six people were hospitalized after several were rescued from a burning apartment Wednesday morning in downtown Aurora, authorities said.
The extra-alarm fire broke out just before 12:30 a.m. on North Broadway Street near East New York Street, according to officials.
Police said they were called to the scene to assist as the fire department upgraded the fire to a third alarm.
Firefighters at the scene told NBC 5 they rescued at least six people from the building while one person jumped from the building.
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Jim Rhodes, battalion chief and public information officer for the Aurora Fire Department, said a woman jumped from the third floor and landed on the roof of an adjacent building. The jump, he said, was about 20-25 feet.
Six people were hospitalized following the blaze, two in serious condition, including the woman who jumped and another with "severe smoke inhalation," Rhodes said.
The four others suffered minor smoke inhalation, according to officials.
The Aurora Police Department urged residents to avoid the area, with North Broadway shut down between East Galena Boulevard and East New York Street.
The roadway reopened around 5:30 a.m.
Authorities said "a few families" were displaced by the blaze.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation Wednesday morning.