For Immediate Release
Posted: May 15, 2023


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

Public Assistance Requested in Salisbury Fire Investigation

SALISBURY, New Hampshire – New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Sean P. Toomey and Salisbury Fire Chief William MacDuffie Jr. request the public’s assistance regarding the investigation of two logging vehicles that were set on fire.  These fires occurred on Heath Rd., which is a class 6 road off of Loverin Hill Rd., sometime between Friday evening (May 5, 2023) and Saturday afternoon (May 6, 2023).    

The New Hampshire State Police received a report from a subject that had been in the woods on Heath Rd. and discovered the two logging trucks that appeared to have been on fire.  One of the trucks was still smoking while the other wasn’t.  The New Hampshire State Police contacted the NH Fire Marshal’s Office to conduct the investigation.  The Salisbury Fire Department was also contacted to extinguish any hot spots.  There were no injuries reported.  
The NH State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident.  It appears the fires were intentionally started in the cab’s of the vehicles and on one of the pieces of equipment the word, “STOP” was spray painted on one of its tires.  

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office
at (603) 223-4289, the Arson Hotline at 1-800-400-3526 or by email at

No further information will be released at this time.