CHEROKEE, Ala. — A woman died Thursday after her home in Cherokee caught fire.

According to Barton Volunteer Fire Department officials, the blaze began around 4:30 p.m. at the woman’s home on Patrick Lane. Colbert County Coroner Justin Gasque said Susan Cook, 62, was killed.

Officials say they had the fire under control in 40 minutes, but getting the entire home put out took an hour.

This is a developing story.