For Immediate Release
Posted: April 26, 2024


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, Fire Chief Ryan Cashin, and Police Chief Allen Aldenberg announce that a fire occurred at 245 Village Circle Way, in Manchester. The incident took place on April 25, 2024, at approximately 10:48 PM. A victim died as a result of this fire.   
Initial reports came in about a fire involving several rear porches. Manchester firefighters began their fire attack on the exterior of the apartment building while additional firefighters entered the building to evacuate the remaining residents. A victim was located and removed from the building. He received lifesaving efforts by members of the AMR ambulance service. Upon reaching the hospital, the male victim was pronounced deceased.

Positive identification of the victim and cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy, which will take place at the NH State Medical Examiner’s Office in Concord, NH, on 4/26/24.

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.