PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A woman in her 90s died Friday after a fire broke out at her Providence home.

Deputy Assistant Fire Chief Steve Capracotta tells 12 News they were called just after 4:30 a.m. to Hazael Street, located between Admiral Street and Douglas Avenue.

Firefighters found the woman in a bedroom and transported her to Rhode Island Hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to Capracotta.

The rescue was hampered by the flames and thick smoke, according to fire officials.

“When they first got in there, there was a lot of smoke in there. They had trouble finding their way around. They initially had trouble finding where the fire was,” he explained. “They worked their way through, got to one of the rooms, and they found the fire and that, unfortunately, was where the victim was.”

Capracotta said the woman was the only person found inside the home. She has not yet been identified.

The home is considered a total loss, according to the deputy chief.

Neighbors said they were awoken by the smell of smoke. Kevin Kennedy was one of those neighbors, who attempted to rescue the victim.

“There really wasn’t much thought, it was just like I knew she was there,” Kennedy said. “The only thing I could think about was ‘How could I get her out?’ but I couldn’t. It was just too much.”

Neighbor Waire Marmol told 12 News the victim had no family nearby.

“I would expect her to be going out naturally, peacefully but this just honestly breaks my heart,” Marmol said. “I just imagine her fear being in that house alone, not having anyone help her, just trapped. It’s just heartbreaking, it really is.”

Marmol said the victim was a lovely neighbor.

“She had people come and do her lawn because she couldn’t do it herself and she would always be talking to them always offering them drinks,” Marmol said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.