One person dies during condo fire

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- One person died after a fire broke out at a Phoenix condo early Sunday morning.

Authorities said two people were inside the residence near 30th Avenue and Thunderbird when the incident took place.

One person was able to make it out of the condo, but a woman between the ages of 35 and 40 didn’t escape.

Police said the victim and some of her friends were out drinking on Saturday night, and returned home early Sunday morning. The victim was last seen in the kitchen, which is where the fire is believed to have started.

People in the area have said they heard explosions around the time of the fire, but investigators are still trying to determine what caused the incident.

Investigators have to wait for the results of an autopsy to positively identify the victim. However, information provided to authorities indicates that the presumed victim's husband was found dead on June 8 near Gila Bend. There is no known connection between the two deaths.

Two cars in the condo’s carport were also destroyed by the flames.