Woman, 93, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn dies in fire

Police said a Brooklyn fire that killed an elderly woman was an accident.

The woman was pulled from the fire in Bay Ridge just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The fire broke out on 79th Street near Fourth Avenue.

Smoking in bed appears to be the cause, according to fire officials. The 93-year-old victim appears to have fallen asleep while smoking.

She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The fire broke out on 79th Street near Fourth Avenue.
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