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Cops: Sleeping woman rescued from Holbrook house fire

A 70-year-old woman was rescued from a Holbrook house fire on Tuesday by an off-duty firefighter and two Suffolk police officers, officials said. (Credit: James Carbone)

A 70-year-old woman was rescued from a Holbrook house fire on Tuesday by an off-duty firefighter and two Suffolk police officers, officials said.

After breaking into the house with an ax, the trio — Sgt. Charles Kelleher, officer Krystin Reinhart and the Holtsville Fire Department’s Brendan Smith — found Victoria Venturing asleep in the basement, they said.

She declined medical treatment; the fire, reported at 2:10 p.m., was put out by Holbrook and Holtsville firefighters, according to the police.

The arson squad will investigate, police said.

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