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Manhattan building fire

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By VERENA DOBNIK | AP

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department says a body has been found at the scene of a fire that ravaged an apartment building in northern Manhattan.

Fire Department officials say the blaze started at about 5:45 p.m. Monday in a six-story apartment building on West 136 Street in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood. It went up to four alarms.

Egenia Hernandez, who lives on the first floor, says she evacuated her father, then went back in to get important documents but ended up having to escape the blaze through a window.

Police had no further information about the body that was found.

By 8 p.m., the flames had been doused, but the street was closed to all but some elderly residents in adjoining buildings who were allowed to sit on their stoops.

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