- Associated Press - Sunday, February 20, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials on Sunday said one person died in a fire that ripped through a six-story New York  apartment building on Saturday.

A fire department spokesman said the body of a 64-year-old woman was found in the rubble after firefighters battled strong winds for several hours trying to extinguish the blaze. The victim’s name was not released.

Officials said 20 firefighters were injured battling the blaze in Brooklyn. None of the injuries is life-threatening. Four civilians suffered minor injuries. Seven people were treated at the scene.

Strong winds complicated firefighters’ efforts at the building on East 29th Street before the five-alarm fire was brought under control early Sunday.

More than 200 firefighters were called to the scene.

The building has about 70 apartments. The spokesman says a shelter for displaced residents has been set up at a nearby school.

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