A Centereach woman is lucky to be alive after a neighbor and two Suffolk police officers saved her from a raging house fire.
Authorities say the fire broke out at a Forest Road home shortly after 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning, trapping 66-year-old Rosemarie Donnelly on the second floor. Neighbor Thomas Earl and two cops managed to find a ladder and safely get Donnelly out. Four others in the home were able to get out on their own.
A family dog died in the fire. Donnelly and Earl were hospitalized with back injuries.