Handicapped Woman Dies In Overnight L.I. Fire

MASTIC, NY (AP / WCBS 880) – Authorities are investigating a house fire on Long Island that killed a 56-year-old woman.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Suffolk County police say the woman was pronounced dead early Thursday morning inside her Mastic home. The Suffolk County police homicide and arson squad is investigating.

Police say the woman’s husband called 911 at 12:30 a.m. to report the fire.

The woman, Laura Vitagliano, had multiple sclerosis and was in a wheelchair.

They say the Neptune Avenue house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene.

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  • beth

    my heart & prayer goes out to the family including her two boys…I am good friends with the family they are very nice people…If they need anything,anything at all we are here for them..

  • The Good Samaritan

    Very tragic.

    The Good Samaritan has spoken.

  • Anne Marie

    My prayers go out to Laura’s family, and especially to her husband Tony.

  • Dan

    Tony and Laura slept in separate rooms because of her condition and the fact that Tony had a few feet of intestine removed only about 3 weeks ago to combat Diverticulitis… I know if he could have done anything to save her he would have.

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