Fire in a Quincy apartment early Thursday afternoon claims one life.

Quincy firefighters were called to 219 South 11th around 2 p-m. Fire Chief Joe Henning says the fire was contained to one apartment on the ground floor at the back of the residence. One person was pronounced dead a short time later. Adams County Coronoer Jim Keller indicates the name won’t be released until later today at the earliest. The fire remains under investigation.