AUSTIN, TX – Officials with the Austin Fire Department discovered a woman had been killed as the result of an apartment fire Monday morning.
According to KVUE, the fire was reported by a neighbor at the apartment complex at 1304 Mariposa Drive at about 8:12 a.m. Police say other neighbors forced their way into the apartment. However, it was too hot and smokey to safely navigate or rescue the occupant.
The fire was extinguished shortly after AFD arrived at the scene. Unfortunately, they discovered the woman had already been dead by that time.
The victim is said to be an elderly woman in her 70s. Her identity is being withheld at this time. Details regarding the cause of the fire remain under investigation.
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