Resident killed in 2-alarm fire at retirement community

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NORTH COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - One person is dead after a fire broke out inside of an apartment at a North County retirement home.

The call came in a little after 6 pm on Tuesday to a second-floor apartment at Bethesda Village North Retirement Community on North Drive.

Police said that after crews extinguished the fire, they located the body of an 85-year-old woman.

The reason of the fire and cause of death are under investigation.

Police are also not releasing the name of the woman until an autopsy is complete and next of kin is notified.