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Woman who died in Henderson fire identified

A woman who died Saturday morning after a fire at her Henderson apartment was identified Tuesday.

Valerie Kuhlman, 69, died about 1:45 a.m. after the couch in her apartment near Stephanie Street and Sunset Road caught fire.

Henderson Fire Department officials attributed the fire to careless smoking.

Crews removed Kuhlman from the first-floor apartment to treat her, but she was declared dead at the scene.

The damage was contained to the single unit and assessed at $10,000.

Contact reporter Mike Blasky at mblasky@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0283.

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