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Woman, 87, Killed In Lower East Side Apartment Fire

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police say an 87-year-old woman is dead after an apartment fire on the Lower East Side.

The fire was reported just before 1 a.m. Saturday in an apartment on Madison Street.

The 87-year-old woman was found inside the apartment after the fire was put out.

She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The woman reportedly suffered smoke inhalation while she was cooking, CBS 2 reported.

Neighbors said she was a nice, quiet woman who lived by herself.

The fire marshal will determine the cause of the fire and the medical examiner’s office will determine the woman’s cause of death.

Her name was not immediately released.

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