City management tapped Dallas Executive Assistant Fire Chief Fernando Gray to lead the department, wrapping up a lengthy search that stated last year. “I’m excited about the opportunity,” Gray said during a brief phone conversation Tuesday in between meetings in Dallas
The finalists are Dallas Executive Assistant Fire Chief Fernando Gray and Seattle Assistant Fire Chief Jay Hagen
Nobody was injured in the blaze and no buildings were damaged in the blaze that torched more than 300 acres on the city’s eastern edge, according to Aurora fire Lt. Tony Krenz. The cause of the fire remains under investigation
The firefighter was later released from the hospital and sent home for the day, but isn’t expected to miss further shifts, said Aurora fire spokeswoman Lt. Laure Bridges
Rangeview’s ZIP Code, 80013, tops the list for distracted teen driving accidents in the metro area, according to JJ’s LIGHT, a student-led nonprofit organization that aims to combat distracted driving and raise money for family members of those affected by it
The new chief will take over a department that is set to grow, too, as the department builds three new homes in the coming years
One person died from the fire and other remains in critical condition, fire officials said.
Four people were initially hospitalized after the blaze at a home near Del Mar Park, according to Aurora Fire Rescue; two have subsequently been released.