Candlelight vigil planned Monday for victims of Mason City fatal house hire; GoFundMe at $57K

(ABC 6 News) – A candlelight vigil is planned for Monday evening for the victims of a Mason City house fire that claimed the lives of 4 children last Wednesday.

The vigil will be held at the North Iowa Youth Center located at 152 5th St. SW in Mason City, right next to Mason City Honda. It’ll begin at 6:00 p.m. and is open to anyone who would like to honor the lives lost.

Organizers of the event say a basket will be passed around at the event to collect monetary donations with all the proceeds going to the family of the 4 children who were killed in last week’s house fire. Organizers are encouraging anyone who attends to not bring lighters, as hand-held lights will be provided.

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The victims of the fire were all boys under the age of 13 years old: 3-year-old Phenix Mcluer, 6-year-old Drako Mcluer, 10-year-old Odin Thor Mcluer, and 12-year-old John Michael Mcluer.

The victims attended five different elementary and middle schools in the Mason City School District. To help students deal with shock and loss, the school district called in a crisis response team to provide support and counseling to students and the school community.

The Mason City Fire Department said last Wednesday’s fire was caused by an electrical power strip located on the main floor.

There is a GoFundMe page to help the family pay for expenses. If you are interested in donating, CLICK HERE.