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FD: Woman found dead after apartment fire near 81st Avenue and Indian School

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Posted at 8:19 PM, Apr 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-11 11:18:57-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating after a woman died in an apartment fire near 81st Avenue and Indian School Road Saturday evening.

Firefighters say they were called to the scene by a neighbor who saw the flames coming from a window of the apartment.

When crews arrived they noticed 10-foot flames coming from the windows of a second-floor apartment.

Firefighters say "heavy fire and heat impingement forced firefighters to their knees as they made entry and searched the residence."

Once fire personnel was able to gain entry into the apartment, they located a woman who had died.

Police have identified the woman as 35-year-old India Johnson.

No firefighters were injured during the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.