A 68-year-old woman rescued from a house fire in Fort Worth Monday evening has died, officials confirmed Tuesday morning.
The fire was reported about 6:30 p.m at a house on the 2600 block of Castanada Circle on the city’s east side, fire department spokesman Mike Drivdahl said.
Firefighters arrived in about five minutes and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the one-story home.
They immediately went inside and rescued an older woman, Drivdahl said.
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The woman, identified by the medical examiner's office as 68-year-old Paula Hopkins, was pronounced dead from her injuries.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
The house appeared to be a total loss.
The fire was one-alarm but an extra truck was dispatched for extra manpower, Drivdahl said.
Editor's note: This story has been updated from an earlier version to include information on the fatality resulting from the fire.