01/02/2015 06:34 EST | Updated 03/04/2015 05:59 EST

Westmount fire leaves elderly woman dead

An 84-year-old woman is dead after her apartment caught fire in Westmount.

Police said they received a 911 call about the fire around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

When emergency crews arrived on the scene, it was already too late.

“When the first responders arrived, they tried to reanimate her but they didn’t succeed," said Manuel Couture of the Montreal police.

"She was transported to the hospital where her death was confirmed.”

Police are investigating the cause of the fire.