Woman dies after being trapped in burning apartment

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LITTLETON, Colo. (KKTV) ā€“ A woman was killed when a fire trapped her in her apartment early Wednesday morning.

Horrified neighbors told sister station KCNC they could hear her screaming but they couldn't reach her.

ā€œI opened the door and just smoke was right there, so I pulled the fire alarm and woke my roommate up and someone said that the person living in the unit that caught fire was still inside. So me and another guy kicked the door in and tried to throw water on [the fire] to see if we could get in but it was just too hot at that point,ā€ said neighbor Josh Knowlton.

Firefighters from South Metro Fire Rescue were finally able to pull her out, but she did not survive.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.