PATCHOGUE, Long Island — Two people were killed in an early morning house fire in Patchogue, according to Suffolk Police.
Officials say a male resident of the Sinn Street house was returning to the home when the fire broke out at about 1:30 a.m. Monday. He attempted to enter the house but was unable to due to heavy flames.
First responders and fire officials gained access through the basement where they woke a 47-year-old male resident, rescuing safely out of the house. The man was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The bodies of two women, who lived at the home, were found inside the house after the fire was extinguished.
They were later identified by police as Kimberley Bonsignore, 54, and Brenda Richardson, 56.
A police officer also suffered a back injury and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The fire was deemed unsuspicious, but remains under investigation.