A 30-year-old woman was killed after a fire was started inside her New Smyrna Beach condominium overnight, fire chief Shawn Vandemark said.
The woman, whose name has not been released, died from smoke inhalation after a burning cigarette caught fire to the bed sometime shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday, according to the New Smyrna Beach Fire Department.
The fire broke out at a condo in the Coronado Arms complex, 541 S. Peninsula Ave., the chief confirmed.
The building was evacuated while firefighters put out the blaze. The damage was contained within the unit, which was affected mostly by smoke and soot. There was no damage done to the other units in the same building and occupants were able to return to their homes Thursday morning, Vandemark said.