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Authorities ID child who died in a house fire in Hampton

March 2, 2019
Officials work at the aftermath of a house fire, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, on Thorwald Avenue in Hampton, N.H. State fire marshal Paul Parisi reports that the body of a child has been recovered from the house. (Max Sullivan/Portsmouth Herald via AP)

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Authorities have identified the child who died in a house fire in Hampton.

The state fire marshal said Saturday that 7-year-old Nova Demanche died in the fire reported at about 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday.

Seven other people escaped from the home. The state’s fire marshal had said several attempts were made to rescue the child but firefighters could not get inside.

The origin and cause of the fire remains under investigation.