Victim of Arcata apartment fire identified

ARCATA- The Humboldt County Coroner's Office has released the name of the victim. 52-year-old Kelly Maureen Nichols was the victim of the blaze.

According office Nichols was the resident of the apartment, and died in her bedroom most likely due to smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Arcata Fire Protection District and the Arcata Police Department.

The blaze occurred at the Arcata Garden Apartments around 1 p.m. Wednesday and damaged three apartments. There have been no other reported injuries.

An autopsy on her body will be conducted by the coroner's office tomorrow.