Glen Cove Woman Dies in House Fire

An 81-year-old woman died after her Glen Cove home caught fire early Monday morning.

Glen Cove city police and firefighters responded to the blaze on Briarcliff Avenue, where they found Hella Archambault unconscious and suffering burns shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, authorities said.

First responders performed CPR on the victim, who was in cardiac arrest, before she was taken to Northwell Hospital in Glen Cove, where she was pronounced dead.

Seacliff, Locust Valley and Glenwood Fire Departments helped Glen Cove firefighters extinguish the flames, which caused extensive damage to the home. One firefighter suffered a minor injury.

Nassau County police Arson Bomb Squad detectives, Nassau Fire Marshals and Glen Cove police determined that the fire appears to have been accidental and started in the kitchen.

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