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Two women killed in LI house fire

HUNTINGTON STATION - Suffolk County Police are investigating a house fire that killed two women in Huntington Station Thursday night.  The fire was reported shortly after 11:30 at 122 4th Ave.

When officers and firefighters arrived, they discovered Joseph Martinez, who escaped the fire from a basement window, outside the home. His mother, Reyna Paris, and sister, Rosemarie Martinez, who had Down syndrome, were discovered in separate bedrooms on the second floor.   All three victims were transported to Huntington Hospital. Paris, 64, and her daughter, 29, were pronounced dead at the hospital. Joseph Martinez, 29, was treated for minor injuries.

Several area fire departments assisted Huntington Manor Fire Department in extinguishing the blaze. The house was extremely cluttered which complicated the firefighting efforts.

A cause of the fire has not been determined.  Anyone with information about this fire is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.