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1 killed in apartment fire in Brooklyn

1 person was killed in an early morning fire in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.
May 13, 2012 5:27:12 AM PDT
An early morning fire killed one person in Brooklyn.

Crews were called to the burning apartment on Furman Avenue in Bushwick 4:00 Saturday morning.

Police said firefighters found 25 year old Lorena Escalera inside a third floor apartment. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Other apartment residents escaped the flames, thanks to a good Samaritan passing by who helped them drop the fire escape.

The victim's identity has not been released.

There were no other injuries.

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