Nov 4, 2015 2:40 PM

Fire Marshal confirms Swanzey fire, death of woman not related

SWANZEY - The NH State Fire Marshal has identified the victim found dead in a residence burned Tuesday as Maria Bartlett.

READ: Body of home owner found inside burned building

An autopsy showed that Bartlett, 65, died of natural causes before the fire broke out Tuesday.

The State Fire Marshal reported the cause of the fire was due to a candle close to combustible material.

The Marshal's Office also reported Bartlett's death and the fire were not related.


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