ASPEN HILL, Md. (DC News Now) — Montgomery County Fire & Rescue announced that the second person from a Monday night fire has died.
At 11:15 p.m., January 30, Firefighters responded to reports of a house fire in the 13400 Block of Oriental Street. Firefighters found two residents unconscious in an upstairs bedroom, one other escaped on their own. Their family identified the victims as 65-year-year Hilda Quezada and 88-year-old Jesus Hernandez.
“She was an amazing woman with a big heart, short lady, but that big heart,” said Sara Elkbil, the daughter and granddaughter of the victims. “Her heart of gold was loving and caring. And he had a really good sense of humor.”
Two adults were transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. One person has been pronounced dead at the hospital.
Investigators have determined that the fire was caused by an electrical panel in the basement of the home.
They estimate more tham $225,000 in damages. Five adults and two children were displaced.