(KMOV) – A woman has died from her injuries after a fire broke out in St. Louis County on Tuesday.
According to St. Louis County police, Loretta Benson, 78, died after being injured in the fire at the Villa Dorado condominium complex near Maryland Heights.
Firefighters reportedly had to force their way into the condo where they found the Benson unconscious. A neighbor says Benson lived alone.
Benson was taken to a local hospital where she died Wednesday morning.
The cause of the fire is not known at this point. Officials say the fire started on the ground floor.
The deputy fire chief for Creve Coeur is investigating the fire.
There were no other injuries reported.