60-year-old woman dies in fire at her Queens home

A 60-year-old woman died in a fire at her home in Queens on Jan. 7, 2018.

FLUSHING, Queens — 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 a hospital in Manhasset where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.