FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- A fire broke out at a Fort Wayne apartment complex Sunday evening leaving one person dead.
On Monday, the Allen County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 57-year-old Diana Lynne Smith of Fort Wayne.
The coroner determined the cause of death was smoke inhalation and thermal burns, and the the manner of death was ruled an accident.
The fire happened just before 8 p.m. Sunday, and crews responded to 3904 Taylor St. at the Autumn Creek Apartments where smoke was pouring out of one of the stairwells.
A person was on a second floor balcony in the rear of the building and crews rescued them with a ladder. Firefighters then located flames in a first floor apartment, coming from the bathroom and hallway, and located Smith in the apartment’s hallway.
Crews had the fire under control in about 30 minutes. It is not clear what started the fire.
The fire is still under investigation.