Concord man dies in house fire

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CONCORD — A 60-year-old man has been identified as the victim of a fatal house fire in Concord, authorities announced on Friday.

The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office, in conjunction with the Concord Fire Department, confirmed that Alan Thorgensen was the individual who tragically lost his life in the blaze that occurred at 10 Lantern Lane on April 25.

According to the NH Medical Examiner’s Office, Thorgensen died from smoke inhalation, and his death was ruled accidental.

The investigation into the cause of the fire remains active and ongoing, as officials from both the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Concord Fire Department are working to determine its origin.

Fire Marshal Sean P. Toomey and Concord Fire Chief John Chisholm have called on anyone with information about the incident to come forward and assist by contacting the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office at (603) 223-4289.

Marshal Toomey seized the moment to stress the crucial role that working smoke alarms play in home safety.

He urged all citizens to ensure that they have functional smoke alarms installed, to plan and practice a home fire escape route, and to keep exits clear.

He emphasized that in the event of an alarm sounding or if there is visible smoke or fire, residents should immediately leave their home and call 9-1-1.

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