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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