Woman dies after being pulled from Phoenix apartment fire

Posted at 2:54 AM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 14:42:56-04

Phoenix fire crews and police responded to a deadly apartment fire near 19th Avenue and Dunlap Avenue.

The fire started on the first floor of the apartment, according to Phoenix Fire Department crews.

"While fire crews were making their way through the apartment searching for any occupants, they found an adult female inside the apartment," said Phoenix Fire Captain Rob McDade in a statement to ABC15. "Crews were able to get her out of the apartment and gain fire control."

ABC15 crews on the scene saw first responders treating the female on the scene.

Police say the 50-year-old woman was transported to the hospital and passed away from smoke inhalation.

The unit she was in suffered a lot of damage.

It's unknown what caused the fire, but officials say four units were affected.

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