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updated: 1/12/2014 5:14 PM

Items too close to water heater cause Aurora fire

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Daily Herald staff report

Two families have been displaced after items stored too close to a water heater started a fire in Aurora Saturday night, according to a news release.

Firefighters from the Aurora Fire Department responded around 7:30 p.m. to a fire in a two-unit apartment building on the 600 block of High Street, according to officials. Upon arrival, they found smoke and a small fire in the basement.

Four fire companies fought the fire and were able to keep it contained to the basement. The estimated cost of damage to the structure is $5,000.

No injuries were reported. Fire officials said the two displaced families are staying with relatives.

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