KAMLOOPS, B.C. — An elderly woman has died in an apartment fire in Kamloops, B.C.
The blaze started at around 10:30 Monday night in a suite south of the main downtown area of the city, not far from Royal Inland Hospital.
Neighbours used a garden hose to douse the flames before firefighters arrived.
The unnamed woman was found in the apartment but could not be revived.
A cause of the fire is under investigation, but officials suspect she may have fallen asleep in a chair while smoking. (CHNL)
The Canadian Press