Sherrill fire kills one

A house fire in Dubuque County has taken the life of a Sherrill woman and injured another man. Neighbors told KCRG-TV9 the man ran to them for help as the fire destroyed his home.

A home off South Mound Rd. in Sherrill was deemed a "total loss" after a fire early Wednesday night. The fire left one person dead and another person injured. (Aaron Scheinblum, KCRG)

The fire started about 4:45 Wednesday evening at 16617 South Mound Rd. in Sherrill. The Dubuque County Sherriff's Office said the house was ruled a "total loss" with the estimated value more than $150,000.

Officials on scene found 53-year-old Lisa Kloft dead inside the home after putting the fire out. Kloft was a resident of the home, along with 52-year-old John Ogelsby. Ogelsby was transported to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque before being airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

As of Thursday evening, the cause of the fire was still uncertain and remained under investigation. Neighbors said law enforcement was on scene for hours. Multiple fire departments, the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office, and the Iowa State Fire Marshall's Office responded to the scene.


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