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Woman killed in apartment fire identified

Woman killed in apartment fire identified

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Aug 31, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the woman killed in an apartment fire Thursday night.

She was 64-year-old Bertha Pichardo of Las Vegas.

Pichardo was found by firefighters in a burning apartment unit near Bonanza and H Street.

The blaze was reported at about 6 p.m. 

When firefighters arrived on scene, they were able to control the blaze and found the woman inside.

She was pronounced dead at University Medical Center a short time later.

Her exact cause of death remains pending.