Flora community comes together 1 year after tragedy

It's a somber day in Flora for the one year anniversary of a tragic house fire. On Tuesday the community remembers the lives of four sisters who died inside the home.

Posted: Nov. 21, 2017 12:27 PM
Updated: Nov. 21, 2017 12:28 PM

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — It's a somber day in Flora for the one year anniversary of a tragic house fire. On Tuesday the community remembers the lives of four sisters who died inside the home.

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When the house caught fire the sisters and their mother were inside.

Their mother, Gaylin Rose was the only person to make it out alive.

And now Rose describes Nov. 21 as the most tragic moment in her life.

News 18 was in Flora to report what the community is doing to support Rose and honor her girls.

Tuesday at six a vigil is being held in a lot near what is left of their home.

The community is invited to come out to show their support for Rose and her daughter's girls.

The "Flora's 4 Angels" committee will also be in attendance.

Committee member Kathy Clendening says there will be vigil candles and paper lanterns.

There will also be a small service with a few songs.

Their mission is to spread awareness about this case and find answers.

The house fire was ruled intentionally set by the Indiana State Fire Marshal's office.

"Our community needs to come together and support the family and support our law enforcement and support the fire department. We just want answers, we just want answers. That's all we want,” said Clendening.

The committee helped raise more than $10,000 in reward money.

She hopes this will lead to an arrest and get justice for the family.

"They would like to get this case closed. I know that they're very saddened by the resignations of some of the officials in the case, but they're not deterred that thinking this case won't be solved because of those,” said Clendening.

You can still donate to the "Flora's 4 Angels" committee's Reward Fund.

Make checks payable to: Flora Community Club with "Flora's 4 Angels" as the memo.

The checks can be mailed to "Flora's 4 Angels" Reward Fund at the first Farmers Bank on Main Street.

The committee will also be selling their $1 cookbooks for the reward fund.

It features recipes the girls loved and will be sold Tuesday at the Pizza King in Flora at 5:30.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the tip line.

The number to the arson hotline is 1-800-382-4628. Calls can be made anonymously.

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