An elderly Boston woman pulled from her burning home by firefighters has died.
A spokesman for the Boston Fire Department says firefighters arrived at the woman's Dorchester home just after 6 a.m. Thursday to find smoke.
They found the woman inside on the bottom floor of the two-story, single-family home and took her out to be attended by emergency medical technicians.
She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Her name and exact age were not immediately made public. She lived in the home alone.
This is the first fatal fire of 2015. In 2014 Boston had 4 fatal fires.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) January 29, 2015
The cause of the two-alarm blaze, which caused an estimated $250,000 in damage, remains under investigation.
The department spokesman says firefighters had to shovel out one hydrant still buried snow, but that was not a factor in battling the blaze.