J. William Degnan

Man Killed in Berlin Fire Was Trying To Fight It

Jul 9, 2012

The man who died in a fire in Berlin Sunday was Edward Wedge, according to a news release from Troop F.

Wedge, 73, died of smoke inhalation, according to an autopsy conducted Monday

Investigators believe Wedge was working on a vehicle in his garage and it appears he tried to fight the fire.

In a written statement State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan said people should not attempt to fight fire in a building.

“You have as little as three minutes to escape a fire once it begins in your home,” he said.

Fatal Fire in Woodsville

Jan 27, 2012

Fire officials say one person died yesterday in a house fire on Swiftwater Road in Woodsville.

The fire was reported about 3 p.m. and while fighting the fire a body was found on the second floor of the home, according to a news release from the state fire marshal’s office.

The positive identification of the victim and autopsy results are pending.

Fire officials said they didn’t find any working smoke alarm on either the first or second floor of the home.