The Mercer County coroner has released the names of the victims in Wednesdays deadly fire. The dead are identified as 38-Year-Old Anna Viager; her daughter, 8-Year-Old Breana; and 13-year-old Jessica Harker; 10-year-old Holli Harker; and 15-year-old Cassandra Turner.
The condition of the father and two sons who got out of the home have not been released.
The Mercer County Sheriff tells us autopsies are being performed today in Bloomington.
This morning the community of Sherrard will no doubt continue to mourn.
Even though students in the school district are on spring, when they return to class Monday they will be greeted by extra counselors to help them cope.
"It's not easy, like I'm gonna miss Cassie a lot," said student Jarym Kinder.
The oldest child was just fifteen years old. Neighbors tell us this home was full of joy and laughter and now all that's left is sadness.
The community will continue to look for answers as to what happened that night and crews will be trying to figure out what started the fire that took the lives of 4 children.
While they aren't releasing names the entire school district will be dealing with this loss.
"It just feels so unreal. It feels like it's not supposed to be happening and I just feel so bad for her family and the loss and everything," said a Sherrard student Ashlynn.
The Sherrard community is coming together to help the families of the victims.
The Sherrard library director says a fund has been established at the First community bank in sherrard on 3rd street.
The public library there is also encouraging anyone who needs to talk to come in. It's offering a meeting room as counseling space.
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