One Person Dies, Another Recovering from Goffstown Fire

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Goffstown fire at 19 Sonny Ave.

GOFFSTOWN – One person died and another is recovering in the hospital after a fire Monday at 12:18 a.m. at 19 Sonny Ave., according to a news release from the state Fire Marshal Sean P. Toomey, Fire Chief Shawn Murray and Police Chief Eric Sereno.

Initial reports said there was smoke in the home and a victim was trapped on the second floor.

When Goffstown firefighters arrived on scene, they were met with the trapped victim calling to them from the second story window, a smoke condition on the exterior of the building, and visible fire on the first floor.

When firefighters made entry into the home, they discovered a victim inside.  The victim was removed from the home where resuscitation attempts were made but were unsuccessful.  

Positive identification of the victim and cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy that will take place at the NH State Medical Examiner’s Office in Concord, NH, on Tuesday.

The investigation into the origin and cause of the fire is active and ongoing by members of the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Goffstown Fire and Police Department.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office
at (603) 223-4289 or by email at

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