Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Fatal fire in Pittsfield, New Hampshire

NECN in Pittsfied, New Hampshire reports that a man and his disabled daughter died in fire that broke out in their second floor apartment yesterday morning (June 8) in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. An excerpt from the article:

The fire broke out shortly after five o'clock in a four unit apartment house on Main Street.

Before long, more than 40 firefighters were on scene, but it was too late.

The victims died in a second floor apartment and were found near the front of the building.

Witnesses say that the father had run out to get help but went back inside to try and rescue his daughter.

The wife and mother of the victims was not at home at the time.

The only other tenant of the building was able to get out safely.

It is not yet known how the fire started. The names of the man and his daughter have not been released but neighbors say they lived in the building for the last eight years or so.