Elderly woman killed in New City fire

April 21, 2012 6:32:23 AM PDT
One person died in a house fire in Rockland County overnight.

Firefighters arrived at the home on Central Avenue in New City at 10:30 Friday night to find flames shooting out the second floor window .

A man who lived in the house told firefighters his elderly mother was still inside.

They tried to reach her on the second floor, but the smoke and fire kept them away until it was too late.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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