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Woman Dies Following Fire in New Hampshire Mobile Home

An investigation into what caused the fire in Hooksett is still ongoing

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A woman died after a fire broke out late Tuesday night in Hooksett, New Hampshire, according to emergency officials.

The Hooksett Fire Department responded to a mobile home on Skyline Avenue just after 11:30 p.m. after getting a report of smoke there, according to a news release from the New Hampshire's State Fire Marshal.

Firefighters found smoke coming from the mobile home when they got there, and because of a report that someone was still inside, they went into the home and found an unconscious woman. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to fire officials.

The fire marshal's office identified the victim Wednesday afternoon as 81-year-old Geraldine Hunkins. Her cause of death was determined to be smoke inhalation and the manner of the death was accidental.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to get in touch with the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office at 603-223-4289 or by email at

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