Woman Injured in House Fire Expects to Be Back in VC This Weekend

Heidi Harris
Staff Writer

Arlene Kirschenman, who was injured in a house fire in Valley City Sunday, told the Times-Record she is recovering well and is expecting to be back in Valley City this weekend.

Kirschenman, 82, is being treated at a Fargo hospital for smoke inhalation. Her husband Art, 85, died.

Valley City Fire Chief Gary Retterath said it appears a gas water heater caused the fire, but there will be further investigation into that.

Firefighters fought the blaze from just before 3 a.m. Sunday until noon.