Authorities: Deadly mobile home fire intentionally set

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In this Sunday, April 7, 2019 photo, Marie Chockley, a resident of the Timberline Trailer Court, north of Goodfield, Ill., surveys the damage that was caused by a Saturday night fire that killed five residents in a mobile home. (Kevin Barlow/The Pantagraph via AP)

GOODFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a mobile home fire which killed three children and two adults in Central Illinois was intentionally set.

Woodford County Coroner Tim Ruestman said Thursday the deaths will be ruled homicides and a juvenile is being questioned.

He previously ruled the five died from smoke inhalation in the April 6 fire at the Timberline Mobile Home Park in Goodfield, near Peoria.

State’s Attorney Greg Minger says he is awaiting final forensic results before filing charges.

The blaze killed 1-year old Ariel Wall, 2-year olds Rose Alwood and Damien Wall, 34-year old Jason Wall and 69-year old Kathryn Murray.

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