Woman dead in fire on 57th Street in Sunset Park

The FDNY says the fire began in the building's basement.

The FDNY says the fire began in the building's basement. (12/2/13)

SUNSET PARK - One person is dead after a fire broke out in Sunset Park this afternoon.

The FDNY says it got a call from a neighbor at 1:34 p.m. about a house fire on 57th Street near Ninth Avenue. The fire started in the building's basement and the victim was found in a lower bedroom. The victim, 81-year-old Ho Yukkuen, was pronounced dead on arrival.

The fire chief on scene says another person lives in the unit but has not been located. A dog was also inside the house and escaped unharmed.

A cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

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