Witnesses describe how they reacted to the Aurora fire that killed a 6-year-old boy

AURORA, Colorado (KDVR) – It could be weeks, if not months, before investigators determine what started a fire that killed a 6-year-old boy in Aurora.

The first broke out on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in a townhouse on South Paris Way.

The neighbors here are still shocked and saddened that they couldn’t save the 6 year old boy. You also have a lot of questions about how the fire started. Aurora police and fire investigators are working together to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

Fausto Sandoval did not think long about running towards the flames.

“I immediately called 911, jumped over the fence, walked over, knocked on the door. Just wanted to make sure they were awake. It was 12.30pm so I wanted to make sure they were awake and get them out of there, ”said Sandoval.

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He said the woman who lived there came to the door but had no idea that there was a 6 year old boy living there at all.

“She got up and came to the door, she asked about her daughter, asked about her son. She went upstairs but came back downstairs so I assumed no one else was upstairs, ”said Sandoval.

“If I had known there was someone up there – I had a bit of time because it wasn’t that smoky at the time. I was a little puzzled. I could have got him. I could have got him, ”said Sandoval.

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The fire brigade was on site within a few minutes. They did an initial search and found the 6 year old who got him out of a window. He was transported to the hospital where he died.

“It really made me very sad. I feel bad. I really want to send flowers there and make sure the family is safe, ”said Honesty Williams.

Two other older girls also lived in the town house, which was on fire. Witnesses said they ran in front of the fire shortly after the fire started. Investigators are trying to find out what they saw and what they know.

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