Toddler, man dead after New Hampshire three-alarm fire

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

New Ipswich, NH, United States (4E) – A two-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man died, and five other were injured after a three-alarm blaze in New Ipswich, New Hampshire early Sunday morning.

Authorities said the fire started on Huse Road after 5 a.m. that resulted to the death of the toddler and the man, and left five people injured, two with critical injuries.

New Ipswich Fire Chief David Leel claimed three have been treated and released from Monadnock Community Hospital, while the two seriously injured remained in intensive care at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Reports stated the seven people lived in the house.

Leel revealed fire crews had difficulty extinguishing the flames because the house was about four miles away from the nearest water source.

He added large diameter fire hoses had to be placed and several tankers had to be used.

The names of the victims have not yet been released and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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