Death of man in Ridgefield house fire accidental



RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County medical examiner’s office says the death of a man in a house fire Tuesday was accidental.

The office said Thursday that 59-year-old Dale Wesley Shoemaker died of smoke inhalation at his home near Ridgefield.

Arriving firefighters were pushed back by flames and had to truck water down a narrow road to reach the two-story farmhouse.