Posted on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at 9:14 pm
Manhattan, NY (May 11, 2019) – Police responded to the scene of a fatal fire that took place along 1st Avenue early yesterday morning. One woman was killed in the fire.
Firefighters were called to the scene of the fire at an Upper East Side five-story building on 1st Avenue around 5:30 a.m. When they went into the building, they found 86-year-old Audrey Bergensten in her bathroom. She was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say that the building was set up in a way where there were businesses on the main floor and apartments on the upper floors. This was the second fatal fire in Manhattan this past week.
The investigation into the cause of the fire continues.
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