For Immediate Release
Posted: January 23, 2023


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

Victim Identified in Fatal 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 the victim of the fire at 11 Leisure Way in Milford on January 20, 2023, has been identified.

The NH Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim as 65-year-old Patrick Walsh of Milford. The cause of his death was determined to be smoke inhalation and the manner of his 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 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.