Police identify woman who died after Kensington fire

Police identify woman who died after Kensington fire

Shed on Summit Avenue burned, authorities said

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Shed fire resized

Caroline Gaiser, 34, died following a fire on Tuesday in Kensington, Montgomery County police said Thursday

Photo via Pete Piringer

Montgomery County police have identified the woman who died from a fire that happened Tuesday afternoon in Kensington.

Caroline Gaiser, 34, died after being injured in the fire, Officer Rick Goodale, a police spokesman, confirmed in an interview Thursday.

Montgomery County Fire & Rescue was called to Summit Avenue around 1 p.m. on Tuesday for a “well-involved” shed fire, spokesman Pete Piringer wrote on Twitter. A woman was critically injured and a man had injuries not considered life-threatening, he wrote.

Goodale, in a previous interview Thursday, said police learned Wednesday night that someone had died in the fire.

Piringer said on Wednesday that the woman who was injured was a professional fire performer.

She was taken to the burn center at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., Piringer said.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com

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