Fire victim identified in Charlestown, NH – NBC Boston

Authorities have identified the two people who died in a fire in western New Hampshire last week.

Firefighters said they received a 911 call just before 7 a.m. Thursday reporting smoke inside a mobile home on Crown Point Drive in Charlestown. When firefighters arrived and entered the mobile home, they found a dead man inside. After extinguishing the fire, they also found a dead woman inside.

The fire victims were identified Monday as 38-year-old Allen Ballou of Royalton, Vermont, and 36-year-old Hope Schraer of Enfield, New Hampshire, the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office said. The cause of death was determined to be smoke inhalation and the manner of death was accidental.

The investigation into the origin and cause of the fire is currently being conducted by the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Charlestown Police and Fire Departments.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 603-223-4289 or [email protected].