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Second Fatal House Fire in Two Nights in Suffolk County

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SETAUKET, NY - A life was lost in a house fire for the second night in a row in Suffolk County on February 18th. Around midnight, Setauket firefighters were alerted to a residential fire at 360 Old Town Rd. in Setauket. On arrival, SCPD officers advised that the house was fully engulfed with an occupant still inside and there was another occupant with burn injuries. Firefighters arrived but were unable to gain entry due to the volume of fire, forcing them to make an exterior attack with multiple tower ladders and hand lines. After knocking down enough fire to gain entry, one person was located on the second floor and pronounced dead on the scene. No firefighters were injured.

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CHRIS SABELLASenior Correspondent

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