SELDEN - A woman was killed Christmas morning after a fire ripped through her Selden apartment.

Firefighters received a call at around 1:30 a.m. about the fire at St. Joseph's Village Apartment Complex on Boyle Road. A visitor was seen desperately trying to get inside as firefighters arrived, but could not budge down the door. The victim has been identified as Marie Mahoney, 69, who worked as a substitute teacher for BOCES, according to Newsday.

The fire was contained to Mahoney's apartment and investigators say they still do not know what caused the fire.

Elderly woman found dead in early-morning Selden fire