Names of Rural Arlington Fire Victims Released

A20140124_090342-1uthorities have released the names of the five people who died in a house fire near Arlington last week. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says the victims are 27-year old Amanda Smith-Miller, 4-year old Delacisey Seales and 1-year old Isabella Miller, all of Oelwein; and 30-year old James McCain and 84-year old Gil Stachar, both of Arlington. All five of the victims died in the house fire that broke out early last Friday morning at 5094 F Avenue about four miles southwest of Arlington. The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the damage was so complete that the cause of the fire may never be discovered.

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