ASPEN HILL, MD (WJZ) — One woman was killed and two firefighters were injured after a fire ripped through a home in Aspen Hill.
Around 4:35 a.m. Thursday, firefighters responded to a fire at a home in the 4600 block of Iris Street. An 81-year-old woman inside was rescued and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries but later succumbed to her injuries, according to Montgomery County Fire Chief Steven E. Lohr.READ MORE: Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School Shortens Commencement In Response To Record Heat
The first floor partially collapsed, Lohr said, and investigators believe the fire started in the basement.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Heat Is Here, Alert Day Tomorrow For Record Heat
Two firefighters were also treated for non-life threatening injuries that were heat related.MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: Summer Heat Moves In For The Weekend
There’s no word on the cause of the fire.