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Victim in deadly Greenwich Village apartment fire ID’d

Posted at 10:16 AM, May 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-05 15:57:23-04

A fire struck sits outside a Greenwich apartment where a fire killed one person on May 5, 2017.

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan – A man was killed Friday morning when fire broke out at Greenwich Village apartment building, FDNY said.

The victim has been identified as Leon Gold, 79, who lived in the building, according to police.

The fire started on the 10th floor of 20 West 13th St. shortly before 9 a.m., FDNY said. It was under control less than 40 minutes later.

When firefighters extinguished the flames, they found Gold unconcious and unresponsive, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The FDNY fire marshall will determine the cause of the blaze. No arrests have been made, police said.