IFD to conduct peer review of state police investigation into fatal Flora fire

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Victims of the fatal Flora fire.

FLORA, Ind.– There’s a new set of eyes on the investigation into a house fire in Flora that killed four sisters.

Indiana State Police (ISP) is asking the Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) to conduct a peer review of the investigation, meaning IFD is now looking over the content of the case to make sure everything is in order.

The fire took place in the heart of downtown Flora on Nov. 21, 2016.

Keyana Davis, 11, Keyara Phillips, 9, Kerriele McDonald, 7, and Kionnie Welch, 5 were trapped inside the  home on Columbia Street when it went up in flames. Their mother, Gaylin Rose, made it out.

State investigators believe the fire was set intentionally, but the investigation has been plagued with setbacks.

An ISP spokesman said peer reviews have been requested in the past for high-profile cases. IFD investigators went into the house in early December to begin their review.

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