For Immediate Release


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

Two People Die in Sutton Fire

SUTTON, New Hampshire – New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Sean P. Toomey, New Hampshire State Police Acting Colonel Matthew Shapiro, Sutton Fire Chief Cory Cochran and Sutton Police Chief Jonathan Korbet announce that a fire occurred at 13 Brown Rd. North in Sutton on July 9, 2023, at approximately 8:30 PM. Two victims died as a result of this fire.

The Sutton Fire Department was dispatched to 13 Brown Rd. North for a reported building fire. When the fire department arrived, they found the single-family structure to be fully involved with fire. After the fire was extinguished, two deceased victims were found inside the house.

The Sutton Fire Department was assisted in extinguishing the fire by the following fire departments: New London, Wilmot, Newbury, Warner and Bradford. New London Hospital Ambulance Service provided EMS coverage.

Positive identification of the victims and cause and manner of their deaths are pending an autopsy that will take place at the NH State Medical Examiner’s Office in Concord, NH, on July 12, 2023.

The investigation into the origin & cause of the fire, is active and ongoing by members of the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office, NH State Police and the Sutton 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.