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.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- 5-Alarm Blaze Rips Through Farmers Market In Glendale, Queens
- Cops: Couple Critically Wounded In Drive-By Shooting After Leaving Baby Shower In Queens
- CBS2 EXCLUSIVE: Babylon Town Employee Under Fire For Derogatory Facebook Post Says He Was Hacked
- Artifacts Of Notorious Gangster Al Capone Fetch Over $100K At Auction
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)