NEVER MISS A STORY: GET THE PIX11 NEWS APP FOR IMPORTANT UPDATES

Woman, 52, killed in Bronx high-rise fire

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

BELMONT, the Bronx – Authorities say a fire in a Bronx high-rise building killed a woman Saturday morning.

The blaze started around 9:30 a.m. on the 11th floor of a 31-story apartment on Southern Blvd in Belmont, FDNY said. The fire was extinguished less than hour later.

A 52-year-old woman was found unconscious due to smoke inhalation in a bedroom on the 11th floor, fire officials said. She later succumbed of her injuries, according to police.

"I knew the lady she was very kind," Courtney Scullala, a neighbor said. "She was sweet."

The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.