Suffolk County police detectives are investigating a house fire that killed a woman in East Patchogue Tuesday morning.

The woman, whose identity will be revealed following an autopsy, police said, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police and firefighters responded to the blaze after a neighbor dialed 911 to report seeing smoke coming from the home just before 8 a.m., police said. Two firefighters went inside and removed her from the home, police said. She was the only person inside the house at the time of the fire.

Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating the fire.

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