ASPEN HILL, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County fire officials say a woman has died in a large house fire in Aspen Hill, and a man was seriously injured.

Fire department spokesman Capt. Oscar Garcia says firefighters were called to the blaze in the 4700-block of Iris Street about 4 a.m. Thursday.

Garcia says firefighters rescued a woman in her 60s from a first-floor bedroom in the home. She was unconscious and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Firefighters also found a man in the front yard when they arrived. Garcia says the man was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. They are expected to be treated and released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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


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