A 21-year-old woman and her dog died and five firefighters were injured in a blaze in a Staten Island house early Thursday, officials said.
The fire broke out just before 6 a.m. in a wood-framed home on Hatfield Place near Crittenden Place in Elm Park. The woman and her dog were alone in the house at the time.
The victim, who was found unconscious, was rushed to Richmond University Medical Center, where she died.
The fire is believed to be accidental, a FDNY spokesman said.