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For Immediate Release
April 8, 2021

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Matthew Wilmot, Investigator
(603) 223-4289 | fmo@dos.nh.gov
Adam Fanjoy, District Chief
(603) 223-4289 | fmo@dos.nh.gov

Victim Identified in Fatal Laconia Fire

Laconia – New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Paul J. Parisi, Laconia Fire Chief Kirk Beattie and Laconia Police Chief Matthew Canfield announce that the victim of the fire at 169 Highland St. in Laconia on April 7, 2021, has been identified. 

The NH Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as 89 year old Virginia Higgins of Laconia.  The cause of her death was determined to be smoke inhalation and the manner of her death was accidental.    

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 Laconia Fire and Police Departments.   

The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal would like to remind all citizens of the importance of having working smoke alarms in your home.  In the event of a fire, immediately exit your home and call 9-1-1.

Any further inquiries can be directed to the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office – Bureau of Investigations, Investigator Matthew Wilmot or District Chief Adam Fanjoy at (603) 223-4289.

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