Forum staff reports, Published May 06 2013
Victim in Lidgerwood house fire identifiedLIDGERWOOD, N.D. – The Richland County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a woman who died in a house fire at 7:45 a.m. Sunday in Lidgerwood.
A preliminary investigation identified the woman as Donelda Kae Hanson, 52, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Her body was taken to Bismarck for an autopsy.
Her boyfriend, 50-year-old Jeffory Solomon, had exited through the back door but was unable to help Hanson escape. He sustained minor burns to his hands and legs and was treated by Lidgerwood Ambulance at the scene.
The Lidgerwood Fire Department said the house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived.
The state fire marshal said it appeared the fire was caused by smoking materials.