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Officials identify woman, 59, as victim in Manchester, NH, fire

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.

Breanne Kovatch can be reached at breanne.kovatch@globe.com. Follow her @breannekovatch.