A 51-year-old East Northport woman was seriously injured in a house fire Thursday afternoon that killed three of her dogs, Suffolk County police said.
Suffolk County police Arson Squad detectives and the Huntington Town Fire Marshal are investigating the 2:40 p.m. blaze at 9 Barnett Place.
When Second Precinct officers arrived they found the rear of the home fully engulfed, police said. The woman, who was outside with five of her dogs at the time, was attempting to put out the fire with a garden hose so that she could rescue three other dogs that were trapped inside, police said.
Two officers entered the burning home to look for the dogs but were pushed back by heavy heat and smoke. Police said the three dogs perished in the fire.
East Northport Fire Department also responded and extinguished the blaze.
A fire department ambulance transported the woman to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was treated for serious burns, police said. The five dogs that were with her when police arrived were taken to a veterinary hospital.
The two officers that attempted to rescue the trio of dogs were treated at Stony Brook for smoke inhalation and then released.
The Arson Squad is investigating the fire, but police said the blaze appears to be non-criminal.