A house fire on Stratton Drive near McArdle has claimed the life of an elderly woman. The blaze broke out just before 4:30 Sunday morning. The victim's body was found inside a back bedroom after a search by fire fighters. The woman's elderly husband who was also inside was able to get out of the house. He was treated for smoke inhalation. Fire officials say the elderly man did not realize his wife had not made it out of the home until he tried searching for her. The woman's name has not been released at this point. Fire Investigators are expected to be at the home throughout the day as they try to figure out what caused the blaze. Stay with 3 News as we continue to follow this developing story.