WATERTOWN, CT (WFSB) - A woman was killed in a Thursday morning fire in Watertown.

The victim was only identified as a woman in her 50s.

Fire Chief David Bromley said crews were called to 314 Buckingham St. a little before 8 a.m.

Watertown fire

A woman was killed in a house fire on Buckingham Street in Watertown the morning of Oct. 14.

They have been on the scene ever since.

When they arrived, they said they saw heavy smoke in a first floor bedroom area.

“I got an adrenaline rush and the first thing on my mind seeing the fire was wondering if someone was inside,” said Joe Rocco, retired Waterbury firefighter.

A woman was killed in a Thursday morning fire in Watertown.

That adrenaline rushed Rocco to run next door and try and break down the door. But he says the fire and smoke was too much.

“It’s sad that I couldn’t get into the house. But I didn't know she was in there. if I knew she was in there I would have found a way supposedly she was on the first floor. And it’s not a big house, I could have probably gotten her out,” Rocco said.

So strong the several bystanders trying to help were forced to wait for fire and police crews.

“Upon arrival, heavy smoke was found in the first floor rear bedroom area. Crews went in, knocked the fire down and unfortunately found a 50-year-old woman deceased in the room,” said Bromley.

Within 10 minutes of being on the scene, the victim was found dead in the bedroom.

Bromley said the victim's husband was at work when the fire broke out.

There's no word on a cause.

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