A 59-year-old woman who died in a three-alarm fire in Manchester, N.H., was identified Monday as Kathryn Conn. She died from smoke inhalation, the state fire marshal’s office said.
Shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, firefighters responded to reports of a fire on Dutton Street. The blaze quickly escalated, the Globe reported.
A firefighter who received second- and third-degree burns over 35 to 40 percent of his body was recovering at Massachusetts General Hospital, officials said Sunday. A second person was also taken to the hospital.
In a statement, State Fire Marshal Sean P. Toomey said he “wishes to remind all citizens of the importance of always having working smoke alarms inside and outside of all sleeping areas. When a fire is detected by smoke alarms, occupants only have seconds to escape before being overcome by the effects of smoke.”
An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.