Woman dies in suspicious fire at East New York home

Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire in East New York that claimed the life of a woman Saturday.The sound of sirens filled the air as

EAST NEW YORK - Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire in East New York that claimed the life of a woman Saturday.

The sound of sirens filled the air as firefighters responded to the blaze at 169 Linwood St. A neighbor reported hearing a loud explosion and a witness says the victim had pulled up to the house at 9:40 a.m., just one hour before the fire. Officials say gasoline may have been used to set the fire, which started on the second floor before spreading through the three-family building.

The victim is described as being in her 30s. She leaves behind a husband, who she owned the building with, and a teenage son.

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