For Immediate Release
Posted: January 21, 2023


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

One Person Dies in Milford Fire

Milford, New Hampshire – New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Sean P. Toomey, Milford Fire Chief Ken Flaherty and Milford Police Chief Mike Viola announce that a fire occurred at 11 Leisure Way in Milford on January 20, 2023 at approximately 11:45 PM. A victim died as a result of this fire.

Witnesses observed smoke and fire visible through a window of a mobile home and there was a report that there was an individual trapped inside. Milford firefighters made entry into the building and while extinguishing the fire, located an individual who was determined to be deceased.

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 January 22, 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 Milford 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.