NEW YORK — Authorities say a 60-year-old woman has died in a fire at her home in Queens.

Police say firefighters found Rita Sklar unconscious on the second floor of her home on 217th Street late Sunday morning.

She was taken to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.