The 84-year-old woman was found on the first floor of the house, unaware that the second floor and attic were completely engulfed in flames.
Two officers from Suffolk County Police’s Third Precinct rescued an elderly woman and her dog from a home fire in Central Islip on Saturday.
Third District officers Sergio Rivera and John Votta responded to a 911 call and observed smoke coming from the attic of a residence located at 3 Rossmore Avenue around 3:20 p.m. Rivera and Votta knew an elderly woman lived in the house and was missing, so they broke into the house by breaking down the door.
The 84-year-old woman was found on the first floor of the house, ignoring the second floor and the attic were completely engulfed in flames. Officers transported the woman and her Chihuahua from the residence where she was assessed at the scene but not injured.
Officers from the Suffolk County Police Arson Section and the Central Islip Fire Department responded to the stage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.