Fatal high-rise fire on Roosevelt Island

October 18, 2008 2:36:31 PM PDT
A fire inside a high-rise apartment building on Roosevelt Island killed an elderly woman Saturday.Firefighters discovered the woman's body after responding to the 5:30 a.m. blaze on the 11th floor of her high-rise apartment building.

Police identified the victim as 64-year-old Mary Madriguera, of Queens.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire Department officials said they suspected that carelessly handled smoking materials touched off the blaze.

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