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Okaloosa County fire kills homeowner

OKALOOSA COUNTY  --  An elderly Okaloosa County woman is dead after a fire ripped through her home early this morning.
The fire broke out at her house on Gardner Drive in Fort Walton Beach just before 1 am.

When firefighters arrived around 12:45 am the home was fully engulfed in flames.
The fire was quickly extinguished by the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department and the elderly woman was found inside.
   
CPR was immediately performed by EMS and the woman was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where she later died.
   
More information will be available pending next-of-kin notification.
No word yet what caused the fire.
It is under investigation.