Second sister dies from fire injuries
A 13-year-old girl who was critically injured by the Hyattsville house fire that killed her 9-year-old sister has died, authorities announced Tuesday.
Kelli Hernandez, 13, was removed by firefighters from her second floor bedroom during the Jan. 18 fire and taken to the hospital with a faint pulse. She was pronounced dead Monday, authorities said.
Hernandez is the second victim of what investigators believe was an accidental blaze in the 4700 block of 40th Avenue. Her sister, 9-year-old Kimberly Hernandez, was also killed, authorities had said.
Investigators have yet to determine a specific cause. Five others sustained treatable injuries, authorities said.
| January 25, 2011; 4:00 PM ET
Categories: Fires & Fire Safety, Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's
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