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House Fire Kills Elderly L.I. Woman

Mineola Fire (credit: CBS 2)

Mineola Fire (credit: CBS 2)

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP / CBS 2) – An early morning fire at a two-family house on Long Island has claimed the life of a 71-year-old woman.

Authorities say 10 trucks and 85 firefighters responded to the blaze at Jackson Avenue in Mineola just after midnight Tuesday.

The victim was discovered in a rear first-floor bedroom.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known. But the Nassau County fire marshall said it was not suspicious.

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