Mexico Public Safety is releasing more details regarding the fire at Forest Village Apartments Friday morning.
The department was called to the fire at 1:18 and found flames already coming through the roof of part of one of the apartment buildings.
Fire crews attempted to find out if everyone was out of the building that contained eleven apartments and the office for the complex.
Nine of the apartments were destroyed, the other two were undamaged.
One resident, 60-year old Ruth Ann Stuart, died in the fire.
Three firefighters suffered minor weather-related injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office.