- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Fire officials say a high-rise apartment fire in the heart of downtown Philadelphia has left one man dead.

The blaze broke out shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday inside a 10th-floor unit of the 12-story apartment building at 13th and Walnut streets.

The building was evacuated and the fire was quickly brought under control but police said the 60-year-old victim suffered smoke inhalation and a heart attack. Authorities said he was rushed to a nearby hospital but later died.

Investigators are trying to determine what sparked the blaze.

The historic structure is a former hotel designed by architect Horace Trumbauer and built from 1901 to 1904.

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