NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A hospital said a woman has died in a New Year’s Eve fire that swept through a high-rise apartment on Coney Island.
Fire officials said flames engulfed the 22nd floor of the 23-story building just after 7 a.m. Friday.READ MORE: Blackwood Blanks Reeling Flyers As Devils End 4-Game Skid
A Coney Island Hospital spokeswoman said the victim was dead when brought to the emergency room. Her name and age were not immediately released.
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The blaze was under control within about a half hour.
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