Woman dies after being rescued from fire

February 7, 2008 6:35:25 AM PST
An elderly woman has died after a fire broke out in her home overnight in the Brookville section of Queens. Eyewitness News is told the fire broke out in the home at 145-50 222 Street at around 1:45 a.m. this morning.

Officials say a 75-year-old woman was pulled from a basement apartment in cardiac arrest. She was rushed to Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream, where she later died.

Four firefighters were also treated for minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.