By Carol Tannenhauser
A 72-year-old woman died in a fire on Wednesday night at around 10 p.m., inside an apartment building at 845 Columbus Avenue (101st-102nd), within the Frederick Douglass Houses development, police reported.
FDNY personnel also responded to extinguish the fire, located on the third floor of the building. [The woman] was discovered inside the location, unconscious and unresponsive. EMS responded and pronounced her deceased at the scene. The cause of the fire is to be determined by the NYC Fire Marshal. The investigation remains ongoing. The identity of the deceased is pending proper family notification.