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Deadly fire on the Upper East Side

January 25, 2009 1:40:49 PM PST
An elderly man is dead after early morning fire at a Manhattan high rise apartment Sunday. Firefighters responded to a fire in a 10th story apartment on East 80th Street.

Police say an 82-year-old man was taken by EMS to Lenox Hill Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The victim was later identified as William Lawton.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Officials said the fire is not suspicious, but the investigation is continuing.


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