NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities said a woman whose Brooklyn apartment had no electricity was killed when a fire swept through her candlelit home.
According to the New York Post, the 53-year-old resident was pronounced dead at a hospital following Thursday’s fire.
Authorities said the apartment had no power because of a broken fuse box.
The Post said a teenager who had been staying at the apartment notified neighbors of the 4:15 a.m. blaze. It says the woman had complained about the lack of power to management of the housing project.
Housing Authority officials declined to comment.
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