PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A woman is dead after an apartment fire on Saturday afternoon in Phoenix. 

[VIDEO: Woman killed in Phoenix apartment fire]

It happened around 1:00 p.m. in the area of 31st Street and Peoria avenues, Phoenix Fire Department officials reported. When arriving on the scene, crews found the fire burning inside a unit on the first floor of the apartment building.

Firefighters quickly got control of the fire and rescued a woman from that apartment, authorities said. She was taken to a burn unit at a local hospital but died from her injuries.

The woman has been identified as 31-year-old Echo Blaisure.

According to police, firefighters found Blaisure unresponsive inside a bathtub.

Investigators found no signs of foul play to the victim.

The fire didn't spread to any other apartments. There was reportedly a temporary evacuation for surrounding apartments while firefighters worked the call. 

It is unknown what caused the fire. Phoenix Police and Fire are continuing to investigate.

 


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