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Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Aspen Hill woman dies after house fire

An Aspen Hill woman died after an early morning house fire Thursday, officials said.

According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, the single-family home in the 4700 block of Iris Street was engulfed in flames when units arrived about 4 a.m.

Two people were in the house at the time of the blaze. Firefighters found Sandra Vidas, 67, unconscious and unresponsive in a first-floor bedroom of the house. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A male resident was in the front yard of the home when crews arrived on the scene. He is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said 55 firefighters were at the scene. Two suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Authorities said there were no working smoke detectors in the home.

By Erica W. Morrison  |  07:28 AM ET, 11/04/2011

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