Two Firefighters Die in Ecuador Fire

Two firefighters were killed and three others injured while putting out a blaze in the Puembro district of Quito, Ecuador, reports Fox News.

Jhonatan David Nasimba Ambas, 19, and Jhonatan Paul Dionicio Vasquez, 20, died on Monday.

The fire had started on Sunday and been brought under control, but the wind restarted the fire.

“The possible cause of the deaths was a combination of suffocation and burns,” Quito Mayor Mauricio Rodas told the El Comercio newspaper’s online edition.

Rodas expressed his condolences to the families of the dead firefighters.

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