PHOENIX - A woman is dead after an early morning fire at a home in Phoenix.
Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said the fire broke out at 3:15 a.m. near 30th Avenue and Thunderbird Road.
"It was horrible," said Sydney Rigstad who spotted the fire and called 911. "I've never seen anything like that in my life. It was scary."
Once the fire was extinguished, the 35- to 40-year-old victim was found dead inside the home. A second person was also inside the home at the time of the fire and was able to get out.
"It was terrifying," said neighbor Kurt Keyes. "It's horrific. You don't want to see that happen."
No foul play is suspected.
Police said the victim and some of her friends had been drinking Saturday night and returned home early in the morning. The victim was last seen in the kitchen cooking, which is where investigators say the fire began.
The victim has not been positively identified. Crump said investigators must wait for the results of an autopsy for confirmation.
Police said it's believed the victim's estranged husband was found dead on June 8, near Gila Bend. His death is still being investigated and police say there is no known connection between the two deaths.
"From the fire department's standpoint, it's just a coincidence," said Jonathan Jacobs with the Phoenix Fire Department.
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