08/16/2013 11:16 EDT | Updated 10/16/2013 05:12 EDT

Longueuil apartment fire kills 78-year-old woman

A 78-year-old woman is dead after an apartment fire in Longueuil.

Firefighters were called to the building at about 6 p.m. yesterday.

The woman was found with burns on most of her body and rushed to the hospital.

Longueuil police Const. Patrick Barrière said hospital officials confirmed the woman died at 10:30 p.m. last night.

Longueuil police are investigating the fire, but Barrière said it was likely an accident.

He said police suspect the woman started the fire when she dropped a lit cigarette.