Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fire On East 73rd Street Leaves Woman Critically Injured And Dog Dead

MANHATTAN — A woman in her 60s was critically injured and a dog was killed in a fire at an Upper East Side co-op Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said.

The blaze broke out on the second floor of 181 E. 73rd St., near Third Avenue, about 2 p.m., fire officials said. The 19-story building was evacuated as firefighters battled the blaze, residents said.

The unidentified woman, in her late 60s, was found unconscious in a room in the apartment that had filled with smoke from the living room blaze. A "small dog" in the apartment died, according to fire officials.

The woman was taken to New York Hospital for smoke inhalation and possible burns.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation.  Fire officials said it did not appear suspicious.


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