- Department of Fire Services
Media Contact for Chimney Fire Cause of Mansion Fire
Jennifer Mieth, Public Information Officer
CONCORD — Concord Fire Chief Thomas M. Judge, Concord Police Chief Joseph O’Connor and State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said the cause of the December 27, 2019 fire at 240 Fairhaven Hill Road was an accidental chimney fire.
Investigators determined that a fire in the fireplace extended from inside the chimney through a breach in the mortar. This allowed super-heated gases to escape and ignite structural components.
Chief Judge said, “We’re confident the fireplace was used in a correct and appropriate manner by the occupants of the home, and that this was a tragic accident.”
The Concord Fire Department, the Concord Police Department, the District 14 Fire Investigation Team and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal jointly investigated the fire.