Louisville, Kentucky Woman Dies in Fire

A woman died in a house fire that was reported by a neighbor who heard a smoke detector, an official said.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A woman died in a house fire that was reported by a neighbor who heard a smoke detector, an official said.

The fire in the two-story town house was reported by a woman who heard the alarm, rang the doorbell and got no response, said Capt. Ronel Brown, a spokesman for Louisville Fire & Rescue.

The woman saw smoke coming from the second floor and called for help at about 9:30 p.m. EST Monday, Brown said.

Firefighters used a ladder to reach the second floor, break a window and enter a bedroom, where they found the victim. Her name had not been released Monday night.

Brown said she appeared to be dead when they found her. The only other occupant of the burning home, a dog, got out.

Arson investigators and homicide detectives were conducting a routine investigation. They were still trying to determine the cause of the fire, Brown said.