The body of the woman, believed to have been in her 50s, was found around 2pm today (Sunday) at the property in Archdale Drive. A post mortem will be carried out to determine the cause of her death and an investigation into both it and the cause of the fire has begun.
Ms Bradshaw said her deepest sympathies were with those affected.
“My thoughts and condolences are with the family, friends and neighbours of this poor woman who tragically died. The local community will be in shock and saddened at this news.
“I would like to praise the efforts of the fire service in their attempts to deal with this fire and save the life of this woman. I would also encourage anyone with information on this fire to contact the authorities so the cause can be determined.”