East Village fire kills 80-year-old woman

Fire officials are working to determine if an electrical condition related to an air conditioner may have sparked the blaze.

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- New overnight, an 80-year-old woman is dead after flames tore through her apartment in the East Village. Video from Citizen app shows firefighters responding early this month to the fire on East 5th Street. The victim was found unconscious and badly burned inside a seventh floor apartment filled with clutter. Firefighters say the fire is not suspicious and are looking at an electrical condition, possibly from an air conditioner as the cause.