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One dead in Brooklyn apartment fire

One person died in a fire in Brooklyn that destroyed an apartment building on Thursday, authorities said.

The fire broke out on the first floor of the four-story building on Prospect Place near New York Ave. in Crown Heights around 8:20 p.m., fire officials said.

Smoke eaters working to put out the flames found the victim unconscious and unconscious in a bedroom, police said.

The person died at the scene and officers were still working to identify the individual Thursday night.

Firefighters respond to a fatal fire in a first floor apartment at 922 Prospect Place in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday, March 9, 2023.

The fire was brought under control around 9:15 p.m., an FDNY spokesman said.

Fire marshals are still investigating the cause of the widespread fire.

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