PROSPECT HEIGHTS, N.Y. (PIX11)—An early morning fire in Brooklyn has left a pregnant woman dead, police said.
According to authorities, the fire broke out some time after 3:30 a.m. Friday inside the Washington Avenue building in Prospect Heights.
Responding firefighters found the 21-year-old woman unconscious in her third floor apartment. The victim, who cops say was three months pregnant, was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other serious injuries were reported as residents managed to escape the flames.
Fire officials are still trying to determined what sparked the blaze. Although not confirmed, a lit cigarette reportedly sparked the fire.