A woman died in a house fire in Southold on Wednesday morning, Southold Town Police said.
Police and Southold firefighters responded to the blaze on Willow Pond Lane near the corner of Clearview Avenue, where the victim was found dead on the first floor at about 10:30 a.m., authorities said.
“A volunteer fireman, who was a neighbor, attempted to enter the house and locate the sole occupant but was turned back by flames and heavy smoke,” police said in a news release.
Firefighters extinguished the flames shortly later with the help of Greenport and Cutchogue fire departments. The victim’s identity was not immediately released.
Detectives and fire marshals are continuing the investigation into the cause of the fire.