Elderly Woman Dies in Apartment Fire

An 84-year-old woman perished in an apartment fire near Union Square early this morning, the police said.

The fire broke out in a fifth-floor apartment of The Petersfield, at 115 Fourth Avenue, shortly before 12:15 a.m. The woman’s lifeless body was discovered after the blaze was extinguished and paramedics pronounced her dead on the scene, according to the police.

The investigation is ongoing and the victim’s identity has not yet been revealed.