$ 5,000 Arson Reward, Murder Suspect Aurora Apartment Fire

In the fire in northwest Aurora on October 30, one person was killed, about a dozen others injured and around 60 residents displaced.

AURORA, Colorado. – Investigators hope an increased reward will guide them to the identity of the person wanted in connection with a deadly house fire in Aurora.

Aurora police said the reward was increased to $ 5,000 after the Aurora Reward Fund added $ 3,000. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $ 2,000 in this case.

Aurora Fire Rescue decided that the fire was intentionally started.

A tweet from Aurora Police said that people who submit tips can remain anonymous.

> Video above: 9NEWS spoke to residents who had escaped the deadly fire.

REWARD UPDATE: The Aurora Reward Fund has added an additional $ 3,000 reward for information leading to the identification and tracking of this suspect. @CrimeStoppersCO is also offering a reward of up to $ 2,000 for a grand total of $ 5,000! Tipsters can remain anonymous. @ AuroraFireDpt https://t.co/PYVtgJ3ONa

– Aurora Police Dept (@AuroraPD) November 12, 2020

In the early hours of October 30th, Aurora Fire responded to the apartment building at 1600 Galena Street in northwest Aurora.

People were reported to have been trapped, some jumped out of windows and firefighters had to rescue others, Aurora Fire Rescue said.

A total of 13 people were injured, according to Aurora Fire. Of the injured, five were taken to hospital that morning with two seriously injured people.

At around 8 a.m. on October 30, Aurora Fire said one of the victims had died. Firefighters said the person’s death was classified as murder as the fire was viewed as arson.

According to firefighters, around 60 people were displaced by the fire.

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Later on Oct. 30, Aurora Fire Rescue said they wanted to identify a person who left the building.

A physical description of the person was not published, but the fire department did publish a few pictures of the person wanted.

Anyone who could know the person in the pictures is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or go to metrodenvercrimestoppers.com.

To update:
We are seeking assistance in identifying a person who is interested in this incident. For information please contact: Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at
720-913-STOP (7867) pic.twitter.com/xXRvzS9nWh

– Aurora Fire Rescue (@AuroraFireDpt) October 30, 2020

Metro Denver Crime Stopper

Tipsters can remain anonymous and may receive up to $ 2,000 in rewards.

Metro Denver C.rime Stoppers assigns a code to people who submit anonymously a tip. Information is passed on to law enforcement agenciesand Crime Stopper will be notified at the end of the investigation.

From there, an award committee will review the information provided and if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. rewards can be collected using the code numbers you received when the tip was originally submitted.

> Learn more about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers you’ll find here.

> Additional bulletins on anti-crime media you’ll find here.

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