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Elderly Woman Dies in Williamsburg Blaze

By Jess Wisloski | January 27, 2013 9:14am

WILLIAMSBURG — An elderly woman was severely burned in a late-night fire on Saturday in a Brooklyn high-rise, officials said.

Firefighters responded to a residential fire at the Taylor-Wythe Houses, a NYCHA building, on Ross Street at 11:10 p.m., and extinguished a fire inside a 12th floor apartment, police said. 

Upon putting out the fire, rescuers discovered Nelly Bermudez, 78, who had suffered from severe burns in the blaze, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Fire Marshall will determine the cause of the fire, but no criminality was suspected, police said, and no other apartments were impacted by the fire, police said.

An investigation is ongoing, police said.