Authorities said an 80-year-old woman died in a Seaford house fire early Tuesday morning. Dozens of firefighters worked to put out the blaze. NewsdayTV’s Cecilia Dowd reports. Credit: Kendall Rodriguez; Courtesy: Matt Mahoney, Fire Photography; Paul Mazza

An 80-year-old woman who died in an early morning house fire in Seaford on Tuesday has been identified by police.

The woman, identified Thursday as Gloria Monk, of Seaford, was pronounced dead at the scene, Nassau police said in a news release. The 60-year-old daughter of the victim, who was not identified, suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to a hospital for treatment. 

The fire was reported at 6:14 a.m. in a Cape Cod home on Riverside Avenue, said Nassau County Chief Fire Marshal Michael Uttaro said.

“Two chiefs from the Wantagh Fire Department attempted to make a rescue at the fire, and one got burned,” Uttaro said.

The chief and another individual, who sustained minor injuries, were taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, Uttaro said.

Uttaro said there were no working smoke detectors in the home in which four people lived. Three were at home when the fire started and two escaped.

Peter Garay, who lives in the neighborhood said: "This town, this area, we all know each other. We all get along with each other so when it happens to one of us it happens to all of us."

Although the blaze was subdued in less than one hour, the home appeared too severely damaged to be occupied, Uttaro said.

The fire's cause has yet to be determined.

With Cecilia Dowd

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