Woman killed in apartment fire identified

Molly Waldron

Woman killed in apartment fire identified

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.

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