Woman dies in Brooklyn house fire: police

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FLATLANDS, Brooklyn— A woman is dead after a fast-moving fire broke out in a home in Brooklyn, police said Monday.

Fire officials responded to a blaze about 1:10 a.m. on East 49th Street between Avenues N and M.

When they arrived, fire officials searched the two-story home and found Esther Gee suffering from smoke inhalation, FDNY said.

Gee, 67, was taken to a hospital in critical condition. She later died from her injuries, officials said.

The blaze was contained to the second floor of the home. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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