Fire Victims Identified
Long-time Goldendale area residents.
The victims of a Veterans Day house fire in the Goldendale area have been confirmed to be a couple that were longtime residents of the community. Klickitat County coroner and prosecutor Lori Hoctor said 77-year-old Jerry Sherman and his wife Barbara died from smoke inhalation during the fire that destroyed their mobile home on Foster Road about two miles north of Goldendale. The Klickitat County Fire Marshal's office is still investigating the cause of the Sunday morning fire, but firefighters have indicated it may have started in the couple's wood stove. The fire occurred at about 4 a.m. Sunday.