Flora community to honor 4 sisters who died in Monday’s fire

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FLORA, Ind. (WLFI) — Members of the Flora community are gathering Tuesday night to honor the memories of four girls killed in yesterday’s house fire.

Eleven-year-old Keyanna Davis, 9-year-old Keyara Phillips, 7-year-old Kerriele McDonald and 5-year-old Kionnie Welch all died of smoke inhalation when their home on East Columbia Street caught fire around 3:30 a.m. Monday.

News 18 spoke with the grandfather of the girls, Tracie Rose, who says their mother is still recovering at a hospital. He says she is able to speak and walk and may be released soon.

Two law enforcement officers were also injured trying to save the girls.

According to Flora Police Chief Paul Redmon, Officer Josh Disinger was treated and released from the hospital Monday night. Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Drew Yoder is still in stable condition.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office ruled the fire undetermined due to the amount of damage to the building.

A prayer vigil will be held for the girls Tuesday night at Flora United Methodist Church. It starts at 7 p.m. The church is located at 103 E. Main St. in Flora.

After the vigil, there will be a walk over to the house where the fire happened.