Woman found dead after apartment fire in Fort Myers

Posted at 9:08 AM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 09:08:39-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Fort Myers woman was found dead Sunday after flames ripped through her apartment.

The fire erupted at the Forestwoods Apartments on Brantley Road in Fort Myers, just before 1 p.m. Sunday.

South Trail Fire officials say the woman was found dead inside her apartment after a neighbor called 911 to report smelling smoke.

Firefighters were able to contain the flames to that one apartment unit.

We're told a dog was rescued and turned over to animal services.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.