For Immediate Release
December 27, 2021


Anthony Booth, Investigator

Shana Clark, District Chief

Arrest Made on November 22, 2021, Arson Fire in Hill

Hill Fire Department Chief Jamie Moulton and New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Sean P. Toomey announce that an arrest has been made in connection with a fire that occurred at an apartment building on November 22, 2021, at 4 Commerce St in Hill, NH. At the time of the fire, four people were inside their apartments and were able to self-evacuate without incident.

As the result of an ongoing investigation, on December 24, 2021, Tilton Police Officers arrested Kathy Canfield, age 60 on a NH Fire Marshal’s Office arrest warrant. CANFIELD was arrested on one felony level charge of Arson and one misdemeanor level charge of Breach of Bail Conditions. She is currently being held at the Merrimack County House of Corrections without bail. She is scheduled to be arraigned at the Merrimack County Superior Court on December 27, 2021.

Fire Marshal Toomey would like to remind our citizens that arson is not a victimless crime, and that any intentionally set fire puts in motion a series of events that significantly jeopardizes both the public and our First Responders safety. Nationwide, intentional set fires cause over 400 deaths, 1,300 injuries, and $1.3 billion dollars in direct property damage annually.
Anyone with additional information is requested to contact the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office – Bureau of Investigations at 603-223-4289.

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