HUDSON — A woman died following a fire Sunday night in Hudson, Hudson Police Chief L. Edward Moore said Sunday.

The unidentified woman, in her 40s, was rushed to Columbia Memorial Hospital by Greenport Rescue Squad after she was found inside an apartment at 33 Columbia St., Moore said.

Firefighters found the woman during a search of the building. No one else was found during a second search.

The cause of death was not available Sunday night.

At about 7:48 p.m., Hudson Fire Department was sent by Columbia County 911 to Schuyler Court Apartments, No. 33, after smoke was reported coming from the roof and windows of the building.

When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, they reported a working structure fire and requested mutual-aid assistance from neighboring fire departments.

Firefighters fought the fire inside the building and cut holes in the roof to ventilate the apartment and fight the fire from above.

Fire officials reported the blaze was out at 8:15 p.m. and then began checking to see if it had spread.

Parts of Columbia Street, First Street and Second Street were closed while firefighters worked.

The city code enforcement officer was called to the scene. National Grid responded to shut off electricity and gas to the apartment. The Hudson Department of Public Works was called to salt the streets, which had become slippery.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire companies assisting at the fire scene or on standby were Greenport, Catskill, Claverack, Stuyvesant, Stottville, and Germantown.

Hudson Police assisted at the scene and with traffic control.

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