Published: Sep 29, 2010 4:45 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 29, 2010 1:45 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - An elderly woman died after a fire broke out in her Gulf coast area home.

The woman was treated at the scene and then hospitalized with serious life threatening injuries, according to authorities. She later died at the hospital.

Crews battled the Wednesday morning blaze for less than an hour.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.