Woman killed, 9 others hurt in NYC apartment building fire

November 16, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman has died and nine other people are injured after a fire tore through a Manhattan apartment building.

The fire started shortly after 12:30 a.m. Friday in a five-story building on St. Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights.

When firefighters arrived they found 41-year-old Natasha Paulema unconscious and unresponsive inside her fourth-floor apartment. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nine other people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The city fire marshal will determine the cause of the fire.

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