Third person dies after Logan Heights house fire

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SAN DIEGO -- A third person has died following a house fire in Logan Heights over the weekend, authorities reported.

Officials have not released the name of the third victim, but a GoFundMe page set up to help the family with funeral expenses identified the person as a 21-year-old woman named Iris.  She died at a hospital on Tuesday, according to the fundraising page.

The blaze started around 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Clay Avenue. When firefighters arrived on scene, the home was engulfed in flames and there were reports of four victims trapped inside. Crews could be seen performing CPR on the victims as they were pulled from the inferno.

A man died at the scene of the blaze, and a woman died later from her injuries in a hospital, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The fundraising page identified those two victims as Jose A. Romera and his wife, Nico Mayo.

The couple's three other children were also taken to a hospital with injuries they suffered in the fire.

Firefighters responding to the blaze in the 3100 block of Clay Avenue arrived to find the family's home engulfed in flames with residents trapped inside.

"Due to the intense fire conditions, it took a little while for us to get it knocked down and get in there and get those victims out," SDFRD Battalion Chief Steve Salaz told reporters at the scene.

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