The house on Thorwald Avenue where a seven-year-old boy died in a fire early Wednesday morning. (Shari Small/WBZ NewsRadio)
HAMPTON, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A child was killed in an early-morning fire in Hampton, New Hampshire.
The blaze tore through a home on Thorwald Avenue shortly after midnight.
The child has not yet been identified. Seacoast Online reported that a second person may have been hospitalized.
The New Hampshire Fire Marshal's office said that seven of the eight people inside the first house got out safely, but crews weren't able to get back into the house to find the last unaccounted for person.
Hampton Fire Captain Justin Cutting said firefighters made several efforts to rescue the child.
"Our primary concern is life safety, rescuing those who need to be rescued, evacuating people that can be evacuated," he said. "Heavy fire conditions, heavy wind conditions make all of those challenges even more difficult."
WBZ NewsRadio's Shari Small reported that the fire spread to and destroyed the home next door, too. Everyone in that home got out safely.
Crews were still at the scene Wednesday morning, and the cause of the fire wasn't yet known. The NH Fire Marshal's office is investigating.
WBZ NewsRadio's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports