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Montgomery County Officials ID House Fire Victim

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(Credit: AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

(Credit: AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County fire officials are identifying the victim of a house fire in Potomac.

Officials say Sung Kwack, 74, was killed in the fire in the 8500-block of Scarboro Court on Sunday afternoon. Kwack was unconscious when firefighters found him and was taken to a hospital where he later died.

A spokeswoman for Howard University in Washington says Kwack had been a professor of economics at the school for 25 years.

Officials say another man in his mid-70s was found in the home and was treated for minor smoke inhalation.

Fire officials say a damaged saucepan was found on a stovetop burner, where the man who survived said they were cooking.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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