Names of fire victims identified, fund set up for family

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

 Five lives were lost in an early morning mobile home fire three miles southwest of Sherrard March 27.

Fire claimed the lives of Anna Viager, her daughter Breana Viager, 8 and family friends Cassandra Turner, 15; Holli Harker, 13 and Jessica Harker, 11.

The 9-1-1 call came into the Mercer County Sheriff's Department at 12:51 a.m.

The mobile home was located at 300th Avenue and 140th Street southwest of Sherrard. Fire departments from Sherrard, Matherville, Viola and Orion were among those called out.

The fire marshal was on the scene Wednesday morning as well as a crime scene technician. Thompson indicated that each were normally called out in such situations.

The cause of the fire is to be determined.

Donations for the Viager family can be made to 1st Community Bank in Sherrard or Aledo or mailed to the following address: Viager Family Fund, 1st Community Bank, Box 455, Sherrard, 61281, IL.