By News-Register staff • 

Father and son perish in Sheridan house fire

Submitted photos##An early Thursday morning fire in Sheridan proved fatal.
Submitted photos##An early Thursday morning fire in Sheridan proved fatal.

A father and son died in a three-alarm fire that engulfed their house in the 300 block of Northeast Yamhill Street in Sheridan early Thursday morning.

Randy Hoff, 71, and Adam Hoff, 31, could not escape the residence, according to West Valley Fire District spokesperson Mariah Prescott. Jeannie Hoff, 73, Randy's wife and Adam's mother, survived, the district representative said.

She is being treated for a broken back at Salem Hospital, according to a family friend, Heather Jones of Weston in Eastern Oregon. The two spoke Thursday night.

"Crews were already on two other emergency scenes when the call came in, therefore, initial resources were limited," Prescott said.

The fire was reported about 5:30 a.m. Prior to the first crew arriving, Jeannie Hoff had escaped the two-story home by climbing onto a patio roof and being helped to the ground by a passerby and Yamhill County Sheriff's Office deputies.

Other occupants were not able to escape. The three adults were yelling out windows for assistance when the blaze was reported, according to Yamhill Communications Agency radio traffic.

A cause has not been determined, but the county's Fire Investigation Team has not concluded its work, according to Prescott. However, the fire is not considered suspicious.

Amity, Dallas, McMinnville, and Sheridan/Southwestern Polk/West Valley fire crews were all on scene. Some pieces of equipment and personal protective equipment were damaged during the blaze.

Multiple law enforcement agencies also  responded.



So sad.


RIP - Prayers to their loved ones. So sad.

Can You Hear Me?

Tragic. May their family find solace.