One person died in a house fire in Northwood on Thursday night.

The fire was reported around 8:45 p.m. and three alarms were struck as crews from multiple departments were called to help battle the blaze.

An individual was trapped on the 2nd floor of the two-story house, according to State Fire Marshal Sean P. Toomey.

"Despite their valiant efforts, the victim was unable to be located," Toomey said. He did not disclose the name of the victim pending an autopsy that will be conducted by the state Medical Examiner on Saturday.

Toomey said one firefighter suffered non-life threatening burn injuries in the rescue attempt.

Two other people got out of the house, according to Northwood Fire Chief Mark Tetreault.

Fire at house on First NH Turnpike in Northwood.
Fire at house on First NH Turnpike in Northwood (Mike Magoon)

The chief said that even with a lack of fire hydrants they had adequate water to put out the fire and wet down adjoining residences to stop the fire from spreading.

The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office – Bureau of Investigations is investigating the fire along with the Northwood Police and Fire Departments.

Fire at a house on First NH Turnpike in Northwood
Fire at a house on First NH Turnpike in Northwood (Robert Nettles)

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