A 93-year-old East Northport woman was killed in a house fire Thursday night despite two local fire chiefs’ rescue efforts.

Suffolk County police said the blaze at 55 Grover Lane, which is under investigation but doesn’t appear to be suspicious, was called in around 9:25 p.m.

The first two East Northport firefighters to respond—First Assistant Chief Daniel Heffernan, who lives nearby and arrived within two minutes, and Chief Joseph Ervin—entered the home while it was still on fire and filled with smoke. The pair discovered the victim, identified as Alice Woods, near the doorway of her second floor bedroom.

Woods, the lone resident, was pronounced dead by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, police said.

Investigators believe the fire began in Wood’s bedroom, police said, adding that the blaze does not appear to be criminal.


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