Flora fire confirmed to be arson; Indianapolis Fire Department completes review

Posted at 1:38 PM, Jan 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-31 19:19:14-05

FLORA, Ind. -- The Indianapolis Fire Department has completed its review of a house fire in Flora, Indiana that killed four girls, confirming the initial conclusion that the fire was intentionally set.

The Indiana State Police, which is the agency performing the criminal investigation, requested that IFD conduct a review of the investigation. 

ISP does not often investigate arson, so it asked IFD to look at the fire with a fresh set of eyes. The request was made in December 2017.

The fire happened the morning of Nov. 21, 2016. It killed four sisters -- Keyana, 11, Keyara, 8, Kerrielle, 7, and Kionne, 5. About two months later, investigators ruled the fire as arson, saying accelerants were found in a room of the house. No arrests have been made.

The peer review conducted by IFD examined witness reports of people present at the time of the fire, including firefighters, police and witnesses. Members of an IFD Fire Investigation Section also conducted a physical examination of the scene in Flora.

The criminal investigation is still ongoing. 

Anyone with information regarding this arson fire is asked to call 1-800-382-4628.  Callers may remain anonymous.  More information about the victims and the reward is available at this link.

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