Woman killed when fire roars through Irvington home

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Authorities say a fast-moving fire that roared through an Essex County home has left a woman dead.

The fire in Irvington broke out Sunday night near 76 41st Street. Emergency crews soon arrived and found the unconscious woman, who lived in a basement apartment in the residence.

The woman was taken to a hospital, but was pronounced dead there a short time later. Authorities say no one else was in the home when the fire broke out.

The woman's name was not publicly released.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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