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Elderly Woman Dies in East Northport House Fire

Photo by Steve Silverman.

Photo by Steve Silverman.

The East Northport Fire Department responded to a house fire on Grover Lane, Thursday evening, May 8, 2014, at about 9:25 p.m., that claimed the life of a 93-year-old woman. Firefighters entered the burning home and found the victim on the second floor near the doorway of her rear bedroom. The Commack Fire Department assisted at the scene with a Rapid Intervention Team, while the Northport Fire Department and Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps providing standby coverage. Fifty firefighters operated at the scene with six trucks, and two ambulances for EMS support, under the command of Chief Joe Ervin, First Assistant Chief Wayne Kaifler, Jr., and Second Assistant Chief Dan Heffernan. Suffolk Fire-Rescue Coordinators were dispatched to assist, and Suffolk Police Homicide and Arson Squad detectives are investigating. 


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