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Date: 8/10/2008 10:22 AM

BC-NY-Deadly Fire/104
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NEW YORK (AP) _ Firefighters and residents say an apartment fire in New York City has killed a woman and her adult son and sent neighbors running to the roof to escape.

The blaze erupted in a third-floor apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side shortly after midnight.

Authorities say they haven’t determined what started the fire.

Fifth-floor resident Dan Guertin tells the Daily News sirens woke him up and he fled to the roof and climbed to a building next door.

Building manager Glen Fogel says the victims were longtime residents of the building.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press.