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North Shore Towers fire leaves one dead: FDNY

Fire officials are investigating the cause of a North Shore Towers fire Monday that led them to discovering one resident's dead body. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Fire Department officials had yet to identify what caused the fire on an upper floor at North Shore Towers that left one woman dead Monday, the FDNY said.

Authorities received word of the blaze on the 30th floor of the Coleridge Tower building, at 269-10 Grand Central Pkwy. in Little Neck, around 12:16 p.m., where they discovered the unidentified body, fire officials said.

The blaze was already extinguished by the time they had a arrived, meaning it may have burned itself out quickly, the FDNY said.

Though the victim’s identity was not yet released, officials at the scene confirmed it was a woman who lived in the building and had been burned in the fire.

The cause of the fire was still unknown and fire marshals were investigating as of press time Wednesday, officials said.

Residents inside the tower reported seeing smoke coming from outside the building at the time of the incident, but could not identify any other information. Management at North Shore Towers did not return calls seeking comment.

Reach reporter Phil Corso by e-mail at pcorso@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4573.

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Vera Geller from Bayside says:
I heard that the person in north shore towers was a women about 85 years old , she lost her husband a few mont ago and her sleeve caught on fire . The funeral is today on Thursday
March 28, 2013, 8:58 am

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