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Woman suffers smoke inhalation in Setauket home fire

A woman suffered smoke inhalation when her Setauket home caught fire Monday night, fire officials said.

The Setauket Fire Department received a 911 call at 6:37 p.m. reporting a fire at 120 Talmadge Gate, said Larry Hall, the department's public information officer. The blaze, which consumed about 60 percent of the home, was under control by 7:28 p.m., said Hall.

"It's uninhabitable," said Hall.

When firefighters arrived, a woman in her 60s, who was home at the time, was outside, but had "darkened nostrils" and was taken by a Setauket Fire Department ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital, Hall said. The woman's name was not released. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening, said Hall. The woman's dog was also home, but was not injured and was being taken care of by a neighbor, he said.

The Brookhaven Town fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze, said Hall.

"She did not indicate any reason that it happened," said Hall. "She was just very upset that her house was burning."

Firefighters from the Terryville, Stony Brook, Centereach, St. James, Port Jefferson and Nesconset fire departments assisted Setauket by either helping fight the blaze or by responding to other calls normally handled by Setauket, Hall said.

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