DANBURY - Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that killed a woman this morning in Newtown.

Fire officials say the fire broke out in a family room on the first floor of a Philos Curtis Road home shortly after midnight.

Family members that spoke exclusively with News 12 Connecticut identified the victim as Mariana Mormando.

They say she lived with her pets and that a cat and dog also died in the fire.

The family says she was taken to Danbury Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.