UPDATE (6/7/23 7:30 AM): MFRD sent this news release about the fire Wednesday morning:

On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at approximately 7:56 p.m., Mobile Fire-Rescue Department crews were dispatched to 2901 Grant Street for reports of smoke visible from a 2-story condominium in the Stone Ridge community. Upon arrival on scene, fire personnel discovered visible smoke and flames from a residence.

Neighbors reported that a resident might still be trapped inside. All other condo units were successfully evacuated prior to the fire department’s arrival on scene.

Fire suppression teams entered the structure to discover flames on the 1st floor of the structure, while search & rescue crews swept through the home in an attempt to rescue the resident.

A single, unknown-aged, elderly woman was discovered inside of the burning condo and immediately extracted. Upon a detailed assessment, paramedics at the scene confirmed that the victim was deceased as a result of the incident.

Suppression teams were able to quickly extinguish all signs of fire without allowing flames to spread to the 2nd level or any other adjacent condominiums.

There were no injuries to firefighters or any other civilians as a result of the incident. The victim’s next of kin will be notified.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined, pending further investigation. Additional details will be provided as the investigation develops.

UPDATE (10:12 p.m.): WKRG spoke with a witness, who recounted his experience Tuesday night.

“So I jumped the fence because the neighbors said there might be someone inside and when I did I could see flames at the French doors in the back,” said Andrew Potts. “I opened the French doors, grabbed the garden house and tried to start putting out the fire. There was no way I could enter because the smoke billowing out.”

Potts also said he continuing to put out “what he could in the doorway” until Mobile Fire-Rescue got on scene.

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Mobile Fire-Rescue confirmed a woman believed to be in her 70’s was found dead inside a townhome during a fire at the Stone Ridge Townhomes on Grant Street Tuesday night.

MFRD said they received a call at around 7:56 p.m. and found flames inside the breezeway. They were told the woman was trapped inside a unit. Firefighters pulled the woman out and she was deceased.

MFRD said it is not clear if the woman was dead before or after the fire. The Mobile Police Department is investigating the cause of death.

MFRD is currently investigating the cause of the fire. No other details are available at this time.

WKRG has a team on the scene working to learn more. This story will be updated.