Cause of Fire That Killed Torrington Couple Is Not Clear

  • Source: WVIT-TV NBC 30 West Hartford
  • Published: 01/10/2019 08:30 AM

Investigators have not been able to determine the cause of a fire that killed a Torrington couple. Donna Needham, 68, and her 65-year-old husband, John Needham, have both died after a three-alarm fire at the Stoneridge Drive home last week, according to the fire department. The fire broke out on Jan. 3 and authorities said Donna Needham died of her injuries on Jan. 4. John Needham had been in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital since the fire and died of his injuries Wednesday, according to the fire department. The Connecticut State fire marshal’s office and Torrington fire marshal’s office have completed the origin and cause investigation and said they were unable to conclusively determine a cause for the fire. The official cause is listed as undetermined.


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