Highland Ave

A woman was found dead inside the home at 169 Highland Street in Laconia following a fire on Wednesday afternoon. (Michael Mortensen/The Laconia Daily Sun photo)

LACONIA — A woman has died following a two-alarm fire at a residence on Highland Street Wednesday afternoon.
 
Laconia Fire Chief Kirk Beattie said the woman, who he described as elderly, was found shortly after 2 p.m. by firefighters on the first floor of the building at 171 Highland Street. She was not breathing and firefighters began CPR immediately, the chief said.
 
Beattie said he was informed about 4:30 p.m. that the woman had died. He was unable to identify the woman and said her family was being notified.

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