EAST NORTHPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A fire in East Northport, Long Island, left a woman injured and three dogs dead Thursday afternoon.
East Northport firefighters and Suffolk County Second Precinct officers responded around 2:40 p.m. to the fire at 9 Barnett Pl. in East Northport, police said.
The rear of the house was fully engulfed in flames when police arrived. The woman was standing outside trying to put out the fire with a garden hose, police said.
Five of the woman’s dogs were outside with her, but three were still trapped inside and the woman was trying to put out the fire so she could rescue them, police said.
The woman was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious burn injuries, police said. The five dogs that were outside were taken to a veterinary hospital, but the three that remained inside did not make it, police said.
Suffolk County Second Precinct officers Michael Yonelunas and Stephen Caratozzolo enter the burning home to find the trapped dogs, but could not find them in the heavy smoke and heat, police said. The officers were both taken to Stony Brook, and were treated and released for smoke inhalation, police said.
The cause of the fire was under investigation Thursday night.
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