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February 28, 2014
CONTACT: Tom Schutzius, Investigator
Robert B. Farley, Deputy State Fire Marshal

Laconia Fire Victim Identified

CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire State Fire Marshal J.William Degnan and Laconia Fire Chief Ken Erickson announce that the fire investigation into the fire which occurred in Laconia which claimed the life of one occupant is still on-going. The victim at the Davis Place Apartment building fire was identified by the NH Chief Medical Examiner's Office as Paul Blakely, aged 74. Blakely was unable to escape his apartment and perished in the blaze.

The investigation team consisting of the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office with assistance from the Laconia Fire and Police Departments is continuing their investigation into the origin and cause of the fire.

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