UPDATE: Boy killed in New Ipswich fire identified
NEW IPSWICH —A man and a young boy were killed in a three-alarm fire on Huse Road in New Ipswich early Sunday.
N.H. State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, New Ipswich Police Chief Timothy Carpenter and New Ipswich Fire Chief David Leel identified the child who died in the early morning fire in New Ipswich Sunday at 36 Huse Road as 23-month-old Gregory Paul Prince Jr.
An autopsy was conducted this morning by the N.H. Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause of death is smoke inhalation. The second fire victim has not been identified and autopsy results are pending.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. Investigators are focusing on several potential accidental causes for the fire, which originated in the attached garage.
Any further inquiries can be directed to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Investigator Tom Schutzius at 223-4289.
Firefighters were called to 36 Huse Rd. on Sunday morning for a fire in a building. Five people were taken to the hospital following the blaze, according to published reports.
The Red Cross of New Hampshire is assisting the family impacted, according to a press release issued by that agency Sunday.
According to tweets posted by Southwestern N.H. District Fire Mutual Aid Dispatch on Sunday morning, the fire was upgraded to a second alarm at 5:42 a.m. and a third alarm by 5:52 a.m., when dispatch noted the fire was fully involved.
By 7:03 a.m., dispatch had reported via Twitter that the heavy fire had been knocked down.