OROMOCTO, N.B.- A house fire in Oromocto has claimed the life of 72 year old woman.

Fire crews responded to Evans Drive in Oromocto late Friday afternoon.

They got the elderly woman out quickly but she died in hospital a short time later.

The woman was the only one home at the time but was living there with her daughter and son-in-law.

The cause of the fire is not being released but was accidental in nature.