State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan announces with Fire Chief William Crawford of the North Walpole Fire Department and Police Chief Michael Paquette of the Walpole Police Department that a residential fatal fire occurred at 8 East Street in Walpole at 03:16 a.m. on February 5, 2018.
There has been one confirmed fatality; a second subject has been transported to an area hospital for minor injuries. The investigation by the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office, Walpole Police Department and North Walpole Fire Department into the fire is still ongoing.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 0900 by the Office of the NH Medical Examiner.
State Fire Marshal Degnan would again like to remind everyone that working smoke alarms save lives and to have an escape plan from you residence in case of a fire. When a fire is detected by smoke alarms, occupants only have minutes to escape before being overcome by the effects of smoke.
Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Investigator Adam Fanjoy of the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office at (603) 223-4289.