Harlem Fire Leaves One Dead, Another Hurt

One person is dead and another was sent to the hospital in critical condition after a fire broke out in a Harlem apartment building Monday night, police told source.

Firefighters responded to the blaze in a 15th-floor apartment of 70 La Salle Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, around 7:30 p.m. Monday, police said.

An 88-year-old woman inside the apartment was taken to St. Luke’s hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said. An 86-year-old man found in the apartment was transported to the hospital in critical condition, police said.

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Neither of the victims have been identified, police said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, police said.

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