4 members of a Rockford family are dead following an early morning house fire yesterday.
Killed in the blaze were 61-year old Sharon Cashatt, her 21 year old adopted son Douglas, along with 2 grandchildren, ages 13 and 10 months.
The fire started a short time before 12:30 yesterday morning. The home was a total loss.
Officials say that the flames started near a natural Christmas tree in the front living room. The cause of the fire may be electrical in nature.