04/17/2013 10:23 EDT | Updated 06/17/2013 05:12 EDT

Elderly woman killed in overnight fire in the Laurentians

Emergency crews were unable to save an elderly woman from an overnight fire at a home in the Laurentians.

The woman’s husband ran to a neighbour’s home call for help shortly after midnight.

His 81-year-old wife, who had physical disabilities, couldn’t make it outside.

Firefighters responded to the call on Val-des-Lacs Road in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts.

The woman was declared dead in hospital.

Officers were investigating on Tuesday morning to try to figure out exactly what happened.

The cause of the fire is unknown.