Salvadoran mother dies trying to save daughter from Beltsville fire – Telemundo Washington DC (44)

A Salvadoran woman died Friday while trying to help her eight-year-old daughter escape from a house fire in Beltsville, Maryland. The little girl had already managed to leave the house but her mother was trapped in the basement, relatives said.

Two years ago, Mirna Reinosa, 42, her husband Jaime González, and their two children came to the United States from El Salvador, and they moved in with Reinosa’s brother, who lived with their family in a house on Montgomery Road.

Shortly before noon on Friday, a fire broke out in the basement where Reinosa and his family slept. The adults managed to evacuate but immediately returned to the house for their children. González could not with the smoke and the intense flames that came from the house. Reinosa made it through and pulled his 18-year-old son Daniel from the residence. He went back inside to look for his 8-year-old daughter Sophia, who investigators said had managed to escape from the home.

Reinosa could not leave and lost his life in the fire. He would have turned 43 this Monday. And they were planning a surprise party for her [este domingo]”Said Virginia Inezeo, a friend of the family.

Relatives have opened a GoFundMe page to help the family deal with the tragedy.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

This is a story in development. In our News Telemundo 44 at 5p, 6p and 11p we will have the latest updates.

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