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updated: 5/11/2013 7:42 PM

Eight injured in Aurora apartment fire

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Eight people were injured and 36 people were displaced from an Aurora Housing Authority building after a fire broke out Thursday morning in a second-floor apartment, Aurora spokesman Dan Ferrelli said.

The fire started at 10:57 a.m. at the Maple Terrace public housing complex on the 900 block of Second Avenue, Ferrelli said.

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Eight people were transported to Presence Mercy Medical Center and Rush Copley Medical Center. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, he said.

An investigation is ongoing and no cause has been determined, though officials don't believe the fire is suspicious.

The fire was contained to the unit, but 36 residents were displaced due to the smoke or water damage sustained on all four floors, displacing 36 residents, Ferrelli said.

Damage is estimated at $100,000.

Residents likely will be allowed to return to the top two floors within a few days, but the lower two floors will be uninhabitable for a longer period of time, Ferrelli said.

The American Red Cross assisted.

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