FD: Woman rescued from Glendale house fire dies

Posted at 8:08 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 14:49:29-05

An elderly woman who was pulled out of a house fire Tuesday night has died from her injuries, according to Glendale firefighters.

The blaze broke out around 7 p.m. near 58th Avenue and Ocotillo Road. Eva Rascone Cedillo, 62, was identified by officials as the woman who passed away. 

Crews were driving by and noticed smoke coming from the home, according to Glendale Fire.

Firefighters used their tools to break into the home and pull the woman to safety.

Neighbors told ABC15 that the woman was elderly, blind and lives alone. 

Officials said the fire was difficult to fight due to the amount of clutter inside the home. 

The woman was taken to the Maricopa County Burn Unit where she later died.

Fire investigators said the fire was ruled as an accidental blaze however the exact cause was not determined by investigators as there was heavy damage and a dense living condition inside the home.