Coroner IDs victims of Illinois mobile home fire


Sherrard, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities are identifying the five people killed in a western Illinois mobile home as a 38-year-old woman, her 8-year-old daughter and three other girls.


Mercer County Coroner Ron McNall says 38-year-old Anna Viager died along with daughter Breana Viager in the blaze early Wednesday near the tiny village of Sherrard. The other victims were 15-year-old Cassandra Turner, 13-year-old Jessica Harker and 10-year-old Holli Harker.


Authorities say a man and two boys escaped.


Sheriff Tom Thompson says there is no indication the fire was the result of foul play, although state and Mercer County authorities are trying to determine how it started.


Sherrard is a village of about 640 residents located 180 miles west of Chicago and just south of the Quad Cities.

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