New Ipswich, N.H.

Toddler, man found dead after fire in N.H. town

A toddler and a man were found dead after a three-alarm blaze ripped through a residence in a remote New Hampshire town early Sunday morning, authorities said. The fire at a residence on Huse Road in New Ipswich, also injured five people, two critically, according to New Ipswich Fire Chief David Leel. Fire officials had a hard time fighting the fire, which began at about 5:30 a.m., because the house is about 4 miles away from the nearest water source, Leel said. Fire departments from 12 nearby towns rushed to help, and the flames took nearly two hours to control, he said. Seven people lived at the house, Leel said. The bodies of a 2-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man were found. The injured were transported to hospitals. The cause of the fire was under investigation. The identities of the victims had not been released as of Sunday evening.