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Firefighters Find Body After Extinguishing Blaze In Abandoned Subway Room

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FDNY (file / credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

FDNY (file / credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Authorities say a body was found by firefighters who were putting out a fire inside an abandoned room of a subway station.

Someone called 911 about the fire around 9 p.m. Sunday at the 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue subway station in an abandoned crew room.

As firefighters were extinguishing the blaze, officials say they found the body of a man inside the room.

The medical examiner will determine an exact cause of death. The man has not yet been identified and police and fire marshals are investigating.

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