Fatal House Fire in Dubuque County

One person is dead and another is injured after a house fire in Dubuque County late Wednesday afternoon.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says Sherrill and Holy Cross fire departments, along with Sheriff’s deputies, responded to the fire at 16617 South Mound Road in Sherrill shortly before 5 pm. They arrived on the scene to find the house fully engulfed in flames.

After the fire was extinguished, 53-year old Lisa Kloft was found dead inside the home. Another resident, 52-year old John Ogelsby, was transported to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque and then airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

The house was destroyed.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time. The Iowa State Fire Marshall’s Office has been called in to investigate.