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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.”

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An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.


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