Officer, Good Samaritan Rescue Woman in Wheelchair From Burning Home on Long Island - NBC New York

Officer, Good Samaritan Rescue Woman in Wheelchair From Burning Home on Long Island

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    Officer, Good Samaritan Rescue Woman in Wheelchair From Burning Home on Long Island

    A Suffolk County police officer and a good Samaritan rescued a woman in a wheelchair from a burning home on Long Island.

    Helen Morris, 88, was in her home on Old Winkle Point Road in Eatons Neck when a fire broke out.

    Second Precinct Police Officer Matthew Funaro responded to the house fire around 4:45 p.m. When he arrived, heavy smoke and flames were burning through the second floor of the home.

    Funaro opened a sliding door and found Morris in the first floor living room. He and a good Samaritan who was performing work in the home helped carry her to safety. 

    Morris was taken to Huntington Hospital, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

    Arson detectives are investigating the cause of the fire.

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