Smoke Detector Not Working In Deadly Cable Mobile Home Fire

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The investigation has been completed into last month’s deadly mobile home fire in Cable. A Mercer County Sheriff’s Department release indicates the mobile home had one smoke detector, but it was not working. The release indicates the fire started in the southwest corner of the mobile home, but the cause is undetermined. The March 27th blaze killed Anna Viager; her daughter, 8 year old Breana; and 11 year old Jessica Harker; 13 year old Holli Harker; and 15 year old Cassandra Turner. The Harker’s and Turner were described as family friends of Viager’s at an overnight sleepover. Viager’s husband Wayne and her two sons were able to escape the fire.