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Woman, 63, dies in blaze that tears through Queens Village house


A 63-year-old woman was killed in a fire inside her Queens home late Tuesday. (Rose Abuin/New York Daily News)

A woman was killed in a fire that tore through her Queens home late Tuesday, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to the blaze, which broke out in the first floor of a house on 219th St. near Hillside Ave. in Queens Village about 11:10 p.m., and brought the flames under control shortly before midnight.

The 63-year-old victim died in the fire, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries, an FDNY spokesman said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.