One person was killed Monday in a fire at a senior citizen apartment complex, officials said.

The fire was reported around 5:30 a.m., the Jasper County sheriff's office said. A sheriff's dispatcher who would not give his name confirmed that one person died.

Fire crews were still on the scene three hours later, the dispatcher said. The building where the fire happened is one of four in the complex.

Other details, including a possible cause of the fire, were not immediately known.

Baxter is about 30 miles northeast of Des Moines in central Iowa.