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East Northport man dies in house fire

A morning house fire left one man dead on Monday in East Northport, Suffolk police said. Credit: James Carbone

Detectives are investigating a morning house fire that left one man dead Monday in East Northport, Suffolk County police said.

Edward Woiczechowski, 68, was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire on Fourth Street, police said, and his wife, Cheryl, 62, and son, Robert, 33, who also live at the home, were both transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.

A preliminary investigation determined the fire to be "noncriminal in nature," police said.

Police said a 911 call reported the fire at 6:48 a.m. Fire officials said firefighters from East Northport, Dix Hills and Greenlawn responded to the scene and had the fire under control by 7:39 a.m.

Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating.

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