Farmington man dies in Thursday night house fire

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FARMINGTON - The state's fire marshal's office has identified the body of a man who died in a Farmington house fire on Thursday.

Jeremy Tufts, 68 Places Crossing Road, succumbed as a result of the fire, which was called in to safety officials around 9:40 p.m.

According to a statement released by the state fire marshal's office earlier today the first police officers on scene discovered the single-family residential dwelling was heavily involved in fire. While fighting the flames Tufts' body was discovered in a rear bedroom. Two other occupants were able to escape without injury.

Assisting on scene were fire departments from Alton, Milton, Middleton, New Durham, Rochester and paramedics from Frisbie Memorial Hospital. Station coverage was provided by the Gilmanton Fire Department.

The investigation into the origin and cause of the fire continues, officials said.

Any further inquiries can be directed to the NH State Fire Marshal's Office - Bureau of Investigations, Investigator Anthony Booth, or District Chief Stacey Dubois at (603) 223-4289.

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