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1 Woman Dead, 8 Others Seriously Hurt In Washington Heights Fire

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An early-morning fire left a woman dead and eight people seriously hurt Friday in Manhattan.

Flames broke out around 12:40 a.m. on the fourth floor of a five-story building on Saint Nicholas Avenue in the Washington Heights neighborhood.

Fire officials said 41-year-old Natasha Paulema was found unconscious and unresponsive.

Those injured range in age from eight to 65 years old.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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