• 2nd person dies from injuries suffered in Oviedo house fire


    OVIEDO, Fla. - A second person has died from a house fire that broke out in Oviedo's historic Jamestown neighborhood Sunday night.

    Carl Weston, his fiancée, and an elderly woman were inside the James Drive home when the blaze broke out.

    Weston was pronounced at the scene. Investigators told Channel 9 on Wednesday that his has since fiancée died as a result from her injuries.

    The elderly woman remains in critical condition.

    James Bryant stood outside the house Monday thinking about his friend, Weston.  Bryant said he ran into the burning home but couldn't reach Weston in time.

    "The smoke and heat took over and we had to crawl out of there," said Bryant.

    Firefighters used thermal imaging to locate and pull the victims out of the house.

    Channel 9 learned Weston's grandfather started the Jamestown community. Not far from where Weston died is a street that was named after his father.

    Nearly everyone else on the block went to school with Weston years ago.

    "When one person hurts, we all hurt. It may not look like much, but we are very, very rich in spirit," said neighbor Alicia Battle.

    Sasha Weston said her uncle, Carl Weston, and his fiancée were recently engaged.

    "They just got engaged three days ago," Sasha Weston said. "She is really trying to pull through."

    The loss hit Flossie Weston, Carl Weston's sister, especially hard. She said she was on the phone with one of the women in the house just before the fire took over.

    "And she was saying, 'Oh, what's going on? What's going on?'  and I got scared, and she didn't say any more and the phone went dead," said Flossie Weston. 

    Fire officials said the home is too damaged for anyone to move back in.

    Investigators said the fire began in the back of the house but they don't know what caused it. 

    Neighbors told Channel 9 they saw the power go out in the house shortly before the fire started.

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