Fire officials say a woman died in a fire Friday night in Rockland County.
Officials received a call around 9:20 p.m. of a fire at 7 Central Avenue in New City and found a heavy fire coming from the first floor of the house. Flames were also coming from the second floor and the front door of the home.
Officials said a 56-year-old man was able to escape from the blaze and told firefighters his 75-year-old mother was trapped on the second floor. The firefighters tried to get to the second floor to find her but were unable to get through the flames.
The unidentified woman was later found dead.
New City Fire Chief Flynn said it took around 70 firefighters from several local towns about 30 minutes to put the fire under control.
Fire investigators and detectives are on scene to evaluate the cause of the fire.