Firefighters find woman’s body in Dubuque County blaze

January 11, 2019

SHERRILL, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters have found the body of a woman inside the charred remains of a Dubuque County home.

Firetrucks were sent to the home west of Sherrill about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. The body was found after the blaze was extinguished.

Fire officials identified the woman as 53-year-old Lisa Kloft. An autopsy has been ordered.

Another resident of the home was taken to a Dubuque hospital and then flown to the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. He’s been identified as 52-year-old John Oglesby. Fire officials say he suffered burns and smoke inhalation but is expected to survive.

The fire cause is being investigated.

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