- Associated Press - Sunday, March 19, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a woman and her dog have died after being rescued from a townhouse fire in the Phoenix area.

Scottsdale police and fire officials say they responded to the blaze about 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

The elderly woman was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition but was soon pronounced dead.

Her pet was a small dog.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

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