1 killed in Prospects Heights fire

BROOKLYN - Police say one person was killed in an early morning blaze in Prospect Heights.

Officials say the fire broke out at 767 Washington Ave. on the second floor around 3:30 a.m. The victim, Choy Barrington, was a 21-year-old cosmetolgy school student who was three months pregnant, according to her boyfriend.

Fire officials say they believe the victim fell asleep on her bed while smoking a cigarette. Witnesses say they tried to help the victim but the flames were out of control.

Officials are still investigating the fire.

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