Overcast
27°FOvercastFull Forecast
Shaw Media Auctions

Funerals planned for 5 after mobile home fire

Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 1:00 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 2:13 p.m. CST

SHERRARD (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for five people who died in last week's mobile home fire in the small western Illinois community of Sherrard.

Investigators tell the Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus (http://bit.ly/XNpDVQ ) that they're still not sure what sparked the March 27 blaze.

The fire killed 38-year-old Anna Viager and her 8-year-old daughter Breana Viager; 15-year-old Cassandra Turner; 10-year-old Jessica Harker and 13-year-old Holli Harker. A man and two boys escaped.

Visitation for the Harker sisters will be held Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at a funeral home in Milan, followed by a funeral on Friday. Meanwhile, visitation for Turner will be held Monday in Orion. Her funeral will be Tuesday.

Funerals for Viager and her daughter are set for April 11.

All five died from smoke inhalation.

National video



Reader Poll

Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
Not sure
No opinion