Aurora residents displaced after fire burns three single-family homes

Updated 5:56 p.m.

The residents of three homes are displaced in southeast Aurora after a fire Wednesday afternoon.

The Aurora Fire Rescue says the damage to the single-family homes on the 17400 block of East Whitaker Drive is severe. Seven engines, four ladder trucks and three battalion chiefs and other support staff fought the two-alarm fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to the agency. No injuries were reported. The Red Cross is helping the victims.

Aurora Fire Rescue said a large smoke plume was visible from the area during the fire.