82-Year-Old Woman Killed in Chelsea Fire, Officials Say

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner  on March 11, 2014 7:14am

 Gloria Hillman, 82, was killed when flames broke out in her Chelsea apartment, officials said.
Gloria Hillman, 82, was killed when flames broke out in her Chelsea apartment, officials said.
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CHELSEA — An 82-year-old woman died when a fire broke out in her Seventh Avenue apartment in Chelsea Tuesday morning, officials said.

Gloria Hillman was pronounced dead at the scene after flames tore through her third-floor apartment at 315 Seventh Ave., near 28th Street, about 4:30 a.m., FDNY and NYPD officials said.

The city's medical examiner's office will determine her cause of death, police said.

Two responding firefighters received minor injuries when their firetruck collided with another vehicle near Seventh Avenue and West 31st Street, an FDNY spokesman said.

They were treated at Bellevue Hospital Center, the spokesman said.

About 70 firefighters responded to the fire and brought it under control about 5:10 a.m., the FDNY spokesman said.

Flames didn't spread beyond Hillman's apartment, according to the NYPD.

Fire marshals continue to investigate the cause of the blaze.

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