Woman Dies After Fire Rips Through NYC High-Rise: Officials - NBC New York

Woman Dies After Fire Rips Through NYC High-Rise: Officials

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    Woman Dies in NYC High-Rise Fire

    The 71-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene in Far Rockaway. (Published Monday, June 18, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A woman died after a fire broke out inside a Queens high-rise early Monday, fire crews say

    • The blaze was on the 15th floor of the 25-story Far Rockaway building

    • The identity of the 71-year-old woman who died has not been made public; it wasn’t clear what may have sparked the blaze

    A woman is dead after a fast-moving fire ripped through her Queens high-rise.

    The FDNY says the fire broke out inside a 25-story building on Seagirt Avenue in Far Rockaway around 2 Monday morning. Fire crews say when they made their way inside the found fire on the 15th floor of the building.

    It was there where they found the 71-year-old woman unconscious. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The identity of the person who died has not been made public. It wasn’t clear what may have sparked the blaze.

    The investigation is ongoing. 

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