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PR: Fatal Wilton fire investigation complete; cause of fire and death withheld pending further tests



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Assistant Director John Raymond

Investigator Christopher Wyman

Wilton, NH: State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan; Wilton Fire Chief Raymond A. Dick; and Wilton Police Chief Brent D. Hautanen stated today that the investigation into the origin and cause of the fire which occurred at 80 Maple Street, on Sunday, April 29th has been completed. The cause of the fire, the identity of the victim, and the cause and manner of death are being withheld pending positive identification and the results of tests performed during an autopsy conducted yesterday by Dr. Thomas Andrew, New Hampshire’s Chief Medical Examiner.

The fire at 80 Maple Street was reported to the Wilton Fire Department at 5:53 PM. A member of the Wilton Fire, who lives only a few houses away, was first to arrive at the scene moments later and attempted to suppress the fire, and rescue the victim who was still inside the barn portion of the single family home. State fire investigators, working in conjunction with the Wilton Police and Fire Departments, have determined that the fire originated in the rear right corner of the ground floor of the barn. State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan commended the Wilton Fire Department for their efforts to quickly suppress the fire and their attempts to rescue the victim.

New Hampshire Department of Safety - Division of Fire Safety

Office of the State Fire Marshal

33 Hazen Drive,

Concord, NH 03305

(603) 223-4289 Office

(603) 223-4294 Fax