Suffolk police officers save woman from fire
Some Suffolk police officers are being hailed as heroes after they rushed into a burning home to save a woman.
Police say a man ran from the burning home on Eighth Avenue in Brentwood at around 11:45 p.m. Thursday and told responding officers that his wife was trapped inside.
Officers Ronald Racioppi, Darrell Randolph and Jesse Zuckerman then sprang into action. They found the woman unconscious about 15 feet from the front door. They pulled her to safety.
"It was a coordinated effort, and it turned out to be a really good story in the end," says Racioppi.
The rescued woman was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and treated for smoke inhalation. Police officials say three children and two other adults managed to escape the fire unharmed.
At least three fire departments responded to the house fire.