Leland Towner fire in Aurora sends one resident to hospital


One person was injured in a fire Sunday night at the Leland Tower in downtown Aurora.

That person suffered smoke inhalation, according to a news release from the Aurora Fire Department.

Firefighters were called around 8:40 p.m. to the 22-story building at 7 S. Stolp Ave. Flames were coming out of a window.

It took about 20 minutes to extinguish the fire. The apartment sustained enough damage that it was deemed uninhabitable. The cause has not been identified.

Leland Tower used to be the Leland Hotel. It was built in 1928 and for many years was the tallest building in the suburbs. It contains about 150 apartments, plus a restaurant.

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