CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- One person has died after an apartment fire in Charlottesville over the weekend.

Firefighters responded Saturday afternoon to a report of a fire in an apartment on the 1200 block of Carlton Avenue.

They entered the burning building and extinguished the fire while searching for people trapped, according to a news release. Firefighters found a person who was then taken to a local hospital where they later died.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Charlottesville Fire Marshal's Office.