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    Man Dies in New York High-Rise Apartment Building Fire

    A 76-year-old man was killed in a wind-whipped fire at a New Yorkhigh-rise apartment building on Monday.

    Two firefighters also were injured in the fire on the 35th floor of a 36-story building in midtown Manhattan, authorities said.

    Fire Department spokesman Michael Parrella said firefighters were hampered by high winds and malfunctioning elevators as they tried to get to the top of the building.

    He said the injured firefighters, treated at hospitals, had non-life-threatening injuries. The fire, reported shortly after 7:30 a.m., drew over 100 firefighters before it was under control at 9 a.m. Parrella said the fire was contained to one apartment. The cause is under investigation.

    Police said the victim was found unconscious and unresponsive in a bedroom. He was identified as John Doktor, the resident of the apartment.

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