Firefighters were summoned to the blaze by a 911 call at about 12:50 p.m., said Deputy Chief William Tanzosh.
When they arrived, about three minutes after, they found flames coming out of the building's front window.
The fire centered on a couch in the living room, Tanzosh
said, and when firefighters checked the rear bedroom, they found Ms. Browning "unconscious and unresponsive" on the bed. Although the flames had not reached the bedroom, she
was surrounded by smoke and toxic fumes, he
"They removed her
, performed CPR.
EMS arrived on the scene, continued CPR," Tanzosh
A cat living in the apartment died in the blaze, he
said firefighters had not found a smoke alarm in the apartment.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, he