For Immediate Release
Posted: June 17, 2024


Amy McLaughlin, Public Information Officer
(603) 931-9083 |

One Person Dies in Goffstown Fire

GOFFSTOWN, New Hampshire – New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Sean P. Toomey, Fire Chief Shawn Murray, and Police Chief Eric Sereno announce that a fire occurred at 19 Sonny Ave. in Goffstown on June 17, 2024, at approximately 12:18 AM.  A victim died and another victim is recovering in the hospital as a result of this fire.   
Initial reports came in reporting smoke in the home and a victim 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 June 19, 2024.

The investigation into the origin & 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   .  
State Fire Marshal Toomey would like to remind all citizens of the importance of having working smoke alarms in your home. In the event of an alarm activation or visible smoke or fire, immediately exit your home and call 9-1-1. Keep exits clear and accessible at all times and have a home fire escape plan.  If you have any questions about fire safety in your home, please contact your local fire department or the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office.

No further information will be released at this time.