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Woman Dies After Brooklyn Apartment Fire

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A New York City Fire Department (FDNY) engine is seen outside a firehouse - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 19, 2010 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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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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