RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A woman is dead following a house fire on W. 34th Street in Richmond. It took crews about 45 minutes to control the fire.

The Richmond Fire Department said firefighters responded to 609 W. 34th Street the fire at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday. Crews saw smoke coming from the home.

Firefighters had to force their way inside the residence. They found a fire coming from the kitchen and smoke throughout the home.

Neighbor Damien Howell, who lives one street over, saw the firetrucks line up outside of his home.

“I knew there was something going on and I was looking for the smoke and didn’t see the smoke until I got down on 34th Street,” he told 8News.

The flames and smoke were marked under control at 3:29 p.m.

According to Richmond Fire, neighbors told fire crews a woman who lived in the house was likely home because they saw her car parked outside.

Howell was also was concerned. Richmond Fire have yet to identify the victim, but Howell said her name is Elizabeth.

He told 8News that Elizabeth lived in the house with her husband, who Howell said was not home at the time of the fire.

“Elizabeth has been in the neighborhood probably all her life and over the last several years, she had many health issues and was rarely outside of the house so I knew she was likely in the house, and I was concerned because she didn’t come out with the fire,” Howell said.

During searches of the home, firefighters found an adult female in the kitchen. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

RFD has determined the the incident was an electrical fire.