NYPD: 89-year-old woman dies in fire at her Brooklyn home


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NEW YORK — Authorities say firefighters discovered the body of an 89-year-old woman after extinguishing a fire in her Brooklyn home.

The fire erupted at 8:15 p.m. Sunday at the 77th Street residence.

Firefighters found the victim unconscious and unresponsive. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police identified her as Kathryn Johnson, but property records have her listed as Kathryn Johnston.

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