A second person has died from the pre-Christmas boarding house fire in Omaha.
The Omaha Fire Department reports 27-year-old Eddie Valentine likely died from smoke inhalation though the department is awaiting autopsy results.
37-year-old Demetria Sanchez died from injuries sustained in the fire as well.
Both Sanchez and Valentine were treated at Nebraska Medical Center.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. Officials report the structure was worth just short of $100,000. The fire caused an estimated $40,000 in damages.
The fire department reports smoke detectors in the rooms didn’t work. The building had no fire alarms.