Body found in Hampton house after fire rips through structure; officials investigating

HAMPTON — Investigators found a body in the rubble of a home destroyed by fire Thursday morning.

State police said human remains were recovered inside the home.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct a post-mortem examination to identify of the victim, and cause and manner of death.

Noel Waite, the Hampton Fire Chief and Fire Marshal said they are currently in “wet down” mode after the fire all but consumed the house at 33 Eleventh Section Road, causing the structure to collapse. The single-family home in the area of the Goodwin State Forest.

He said when he first arrived on scene, the house was fully involved, and the second floor and roof was collapsed. The state fire marshal has been called to the scene to assist.

Because of the rural location of the fire, tanker trucks had to be brought in, and they also used water from the river at the nearby Goodwin Forest.

Waite said that a neighbor one street over heard popping and banging and woke up and saw the fire and called 911 around 4:30 a.m.