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Woman Found Dead After Fire In Locust Valley, L.I.

LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- A woman was killed Thursday in a fire at a cottage on Long Island.

The owners of a larger and adjacent main home Lattingtown Road in Locust Valley awoke around 4:30 a.m. to find the cottage on fire, according to Nassau County police.

A police officer and three firefighters were also injured battling the blaze.

The homeowners tried to get into the cottage several times, but the smoke and heat were too much, police said.

Following a 911 call, Locust Valley firefighters and 11 other departments were dispatched. A total of 17 pieces of fire equipment and 75 firefighters were required to put out the fire, which ended up spreading to the main home, police said.

The injured officer and firefighters were taken to area hospitals, where they were treated and released.

Following the fire, the Nassau County Fire Marshal and Arson/Bomb Squad found the dead body of a woman – believed to be the homeowner's daughter – police said. Her identity was being held pending an investigation by the Nassau County Medical Examiner's office.

The fire was not believed to be suspicious, police said.

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