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.