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Visitation, funeral set for family of 6 killed in fire

November 28, 2017

Police tape cordoned off a badly damaged home along the 200 block of North Miami Drive, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Dixon, Ill., where six people died in an overnight fire, according to the local sheriff. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — Relatives say the funeral for six family members killed in a northern Illinois fire last week will be Dec. 6.

The Nov. 21 blaze outside Dixon killed 39-year-old Timothy Shaw, 37-year-old Melissa Shaw, 17-year-old Ethan Shaw, 15-year-old LeAnne Shaw, 12-year-old Hailey Shaw and 11-year-old Dylan Shaw. Autopsies found they died from smoke inhalation.

Timothy Shaw’s sister, Rebecca O’Brien, tells The (Dixon) Telegraph that the visitation for the family will be Dec. 5 at the Elks Lodge in Dixon, followed by a funeral at the lodge the next morning. O’Brien says burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.

Authorities have said the fire doesn’t appear suspicious. A cause hasn’t been determined. The Ogle County Sheriff’s Department along with the Illinois State Fire Marshal and Illinois State Police are investigating.

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Information from: Dixon Telegraph, http://www.saukvalley.com

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