For Immediate Release
Posted: March 22, 2023


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

One Person Dies in Manchester Fire

Manchester, New Hampshire – New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Sean P. Toomey, Manchester Fire Chief Ryan J. Cashin and Manchester Police Chief Allen D. Aldenberg announce that a fire occurred at 360 Leda Ave. in Manchester on March 22 2023, at approximately 2:47 AM. A victim died as a result of this fire.

Witnesses observed fire coming from a first-floor window of a single-family cape style home. Manchester firefighters arrived and made a swift entry into the building to extinguish the fire and conduct search and rescue operations. Manchester firefighters found one person inside the home who was unconscious and not breathing.  Lifesaving measures were attempted at the scene and the victim passed away.

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 March 23, 2023.

The investigation into the origin & cause of the fire is active and ongoing by members of the NH State Fire Marshal's Office and the Manchester Fire and Police Departments.

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.