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Mother, 52, Killed In Peekskill Fire ID'd

A Peekskill woman died during an early-morning fire on Diven Street.
A Peekskill woman died during an early-morning fire on Diven Street. Photo Credit: Courstey of Kempter's Fire Wire

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The 52-year-old Peekskill mother who died Monday during a house fire has been identified as Elizabeth Birmingham, according to Peekskill police.

Birmingham was found in a first-floor bedroom in the early morning multi-house fire 930 Diven St., said Lt. John White.

White said they are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death.

Peekskill and Croton-on-Hudson firefighters battled the blaze for more than 90 minutes before bringing it under control, White said.

The fire, which started on the first floor, spread to the second and third floors. An official cause of the fire has not been determined, but fire officials believe it was accidental.

Seven families were left homeless from the blaze, said Abagail Adams, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross.

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