An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

An image from Copter4 (credit: CBS)

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters in Aurora battled a large fire at a town home complex Tuesday afternoon.

The fire broke out at Deer Pointe Condos located in the 1700 block of South Pagosa Way at approximately 2:25 p.m. Winds kicked up and it took more than an hour to fight the fire as it turned into a three alarm blaze.

Five buildings burned and a total of 10 were affected by the fire. Fire officials are investigating to find the cause of the fire.

Two adults and one minor were treated for smoke inhalation and released.

Video from Copter4 showed the roofs on several buildings collapsed.

“I saw the fence burning, called 911. The wind picked up and it started burning the houses quickly,” Deer Pointe Condos President Randy Neri said. “So I went around yelling at people to get out of their homes. We got the people out and then I did the dumb thing and tried to mitigate with my own little garden hose … I kind of lost some eyebrows.”

No firefighters were injured.


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