Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 8:40 p.m., the Aurora Fire Department responded to 7 S. Stolp Avenue in downtown Aurora for visual smoke on the 17th floor at the 21-story Leland Tower.
Upon arrival firefighters found heavy fire coming out of a window on the 17th floor. The alarm was upgraded to bring 41 firefighters to the scene.
Firefighters made their way to the fire floor to extinguish the fire and assisted multiple occupants down the interior stairs. One occupant was treated and transported to an Aurora hospital with minor
smoke inhalation. It took approximately 20 minutes to extinguish the fire, however units remained on the scene for three hours.
The apartment where the fire occurred was deemed uninhabitable and displaced one occupant,
however all other units in the building were unaffected. The estimated total dollar loss is $100,00 and the cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries to firefighters.
— Aurora Fire Department