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Woman dies in Avondale apartment fire

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Posted at 5:23 AM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 06:44:40-04

CINCINNATI -- A woman died after being rushed to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center during a fire in her apartment before 4 a.m. Wednesday on Washington Avenue in Avondale, according to fire officials.

Residents of the Walker Apartments building have been evacuated and sent to a Metro bus sitting on the scene to stay dry out of the rain.

“She was sweet. I’m a cancer patient, so she came down to help me every day with house cleaning and cooking a meal for me so I’m kind of devastated," a neighbor described the victim, whose identify has not yet been released by officials. 

The fire was contained to that woman's apartment. Investigators are currently working on identifying a cause of the fire.

WCPO has crews on scene and will update the story as more information becomes available.