News Bar owner's body found inside basement apartment on Lower East Side after fire Evelyn Dahab, 33, died during a fire in her East Village apartment on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Photo Credit: Facebook By ALISON FOX. AND TED PHILLIPS email@example.com Updated December 10, 2014 9:17 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A 33-year-old woman who returned home early from a trip was killed in an accidental fire in her basement apartment Wednesday, FDNY officials said. Evelyn Dahab was found inside the East First Street apartment just after 3:15 a.m., police said. She had been diving in Cancun, Mexico, and cut her trip short in order to start a new job, her father, Richard Dahab, said. Dahab was found in the bedroom, having died from smoke inhalation, police and her father said. The fire broke out near a power strip and several appliances. An author and business owner, Dahab was remembered as "outgoing" and "bigger than life" by her father. "She was a beautiful girl, bright, capable and unfortunately the victim of a tragic accident," he said. "She was a loving, wonderful girl, unfortunately life isn't fair." There was no smoke detector in the apartment, her father said he was told by officials. Dahab grew up on Long Island and co-owned Lucey's Lounge in Gowanus. She even appeared on two episodes of "Guiding Light," he said. Dahab published a novel in 2011, "Incapitated: Sex, Power, Money, Control." Dahab is also survived by her mother and 29-year-old brother, her father said. No funeral arraignments had been planned as of last evening. By ALISON FOX. AND TED PHILLIPS firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.