A 63-year-old woman died Saturday night after fire ripped through her Apache Junction mobile home, investigators said.
The victim, whose name hasn't been released, was found in the hallway near the back door as if she had been trying to escape from the smoke and flames, said Superstition Fire and Medical District spokesman Dave Montgomery.
He said it appeared the fire smoldered some time before it generated enough smoke to be seen by anyone outside in the 600 block of South Cornwall Drive.
Montgomery said the blaze started in an unoccupied bedroom.
The victim's dog survived the fire and is being cared for at the Apache Junction animal shelter.
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