Woman, 84, dies in East Village fire

Woman, 84, dies in East Village fire

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

An elderly woman was killed in a fire inside an apartment building in Manhattan's East Village.

The fire broke out around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday at an apartment on the fifth floor at 115 Fourth Avenue, southeast of Union Square, said fire officials.

The fire was brought under control approximately 30 minutes later.

Firefighters discovered the woman's burned body after they put out the flames.

The 84-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her name was withheld pending family notification.

The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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