A New Hampshire woman died Friday night in a house fire in Nottingham, according to the state fire marshal.
The fire started just before 9:30 p.m. at a home on Stage Road.
When firefighters arrived, the single-family residence was heavily consumed in flames.
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Fire officials said crews were able to rescue a man, but the heavy flames kept them from rescuing a woman.
The man was transported to Exeter Hospital for treatment.
The Union Leader identified the victim as 82-year-old Patricia Baker. Her exact cause of death is pending an autopsy.
Fire officials said a preliminary investigation indicated that the fire originated in a first floor bedroom and spread rapidly throughout the home. The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.