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Elderly woman dies in fire near Union Square

Posted: 10:21 AM, Apr 17, 2013
Updated: 2013-04-17 10:21:08-04
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The blaze claimed the life of an elderly woman.

An 84-year-old woman was found dead inside a burning apartment  in Manhattan.

Authorities say the flames broke out just before midnight at an apartment building on Fourth Avenue near Union Square.

The victim was discovered inside a fifth-floor apartment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.