- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A smoky high-rise fire in midtown Manhattan has claimed a life of a 66-year-old woman.

Fire officials say the blaze broke out in an apartment on the 14th floor of a building in Sutton Place at about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Responding firefighters found the victim inside the apartment unconscious and unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities did not say what caused the fire.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released.



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