The house at 89-91 Cobble Hill Road, assessed by the town at $320,300, is owned by Lee-Yu Tsao of Tudor Lane.

A total of 34 firefighters from Thurston were at the scene during Saturday’s fire, as well as several police officers.

Because of the fatality, the New Hampshire Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team held a ‘defusing’ session Saturday evening at North Fire Station for any firefighter who wanted to come. About 14 attended, Johnston said.

Thurston’s last fire fatality was on Dec. 10, when a man died in a burning shed behind his Stagecoach Road house.

Chapter Two

It is believable Mason Garnière wasn’t always a firefighter. Before that man stood in the garage tattooed with a reminder of the love he’d lost with his back against an icy wind-chill, that sad girl he couldn’t forget and the passion he’d ultimately die for wearing bunny ears, it is believable Mason was an innocent college student thinking of economics. The passenger in his car, Adrien Leroy, shared this misconception. He too was an economist.

But Adrien Leroy was also French. At least, he was born in France. Adrien’s mother however was American and he attended high school on Cape Elizabeth in Maine. The two boys met a year earlier as sophomores in college but already were best friends. And they were about to be roommates. Adrien was loyal, honest, and fun; he was the type of person who could turn a friend’s failure into an accomplishment. And it was Adrien who suggested they move to Van Meter.

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