Brooklyn Brownstone Fire Kills 1: NYPD

A fire at an apartment in Brooklyn on Saturday killed a 79-year-old woman, police said. 

Elizabeth Mahone lived in the basement of the three-story brownstone on Quincy Street near Throop Avenue in Bed-Stuy. She was unconscious when she was pulled out of the building and pronounced dead at the scene, the NYPD said.  

The cause of the fire, which broke out shortly before 7 p.m., remains under investigation. 

Neighbors said Mahone had a home attendant who left shortly before the fire started. 

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