Posted: Jul 15, 2013 7:12 PM by MTN News
Updated: Jul 15, 2013 7:12 PM
GREAT FALLS - The woman who was taken to Benefis hospital after a fire broke out at an apartment building last week has died from her injuries.
The woman has been identified as Ronda Lee Wombold, 72 years old.
Great Falls Fire Rescue was called to the 1100 block of 2nd Avenue South just after 1 p.m. on Thursday.
The fire was confined to just one apartment unit, and they were able to get it under control in about 20 minutes.
Misty Gerdes was the one who called 911; she explained, "As soon as I got outside, there was black smoke barreling out of the windows. Some lady said there was still a person in there. I dialed 911 and had them respond. We broke the window and tried to get a response from the person, but they were not responding, so we left it to the firefighters."
Everyone else in the 12-unit building made it out safely.
Great Falls Fire Rescue is still investigating to determine what caused the fire.