Identities Released In Fire That Killed Woman, Granddaughter

Nov 19, 2018, 8:45 PM | Updated: Nov 20, 2018, 6:33 am

Lisa Wiley, age 53, and Cassidy Jackson, age 7, were killed in a fire at their Murray home....

Lisa Wiley, age 53, and Cassidy Jackson, age 7, were killed in a fire at their Murray home.

MURRAY, Utah – Officials have released the names of two people killed in an early morning fire in Salt Lake County. The victims were identified as 53-year-old Lisa Wiley and her 7-year-old granddaughter, Cassidy Johnson.

Investigators were still working to determine what caused the fire. It started around 7:30 a.m. Monday near 5700 South 300 West in Murray.

Neighbors were devastated by the news.

“(Lisa) was a very devoted mother and grandmother,” said Liz Stanfield. “She absolutely adored her little grandkids.”

Stanfield knew the family well and said the whole neighborhood was grieving.

“I’m heartbroken. I think we all are,” she said. “It’s a very close knit neighborhood and everybody in the neighborhood is very heartbroken.”

Firefighters said at least four people were in the house when the fire started.  One of them was Cassidy’s mother, who tried to find her in her bedroom, but she wasn’t there.

“She went to run up the stairs and the fire was too great,” said Stanfield. “That’s where Cassidy had gone was up into her grandma’s room to curl up with her.”

“That’s just a horrible situation to be in,” said Assistant Fire Chief Chad Pascua with the Murray Fire Department. “Losing two family members is tragic.”

Cassidy’s mother and uncle were able to get out of the house and were expected to be okay.

Fire crews from multiple agencies arrived on the scene quickly, but had a hard time getting inside right away because they said there were a lot of items in the house.

“They do what they can to save lives, but there’s times we have to be careful what we’re going into,” he said.

Stanfield said the home was a total loss. Everything inside was burned. She said the family could use some help.

A GoFundMe* has been set up by Globus Relief to help the family. 

*KSL TV does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

power outage map...

Cary Schwanitz

Rocky Mountain Power scrambles to repair outages affecting thousands

Rocky Mountain Power crews planned to work around the clock this weekend repairing power lines as winds up to 65 mph pummeled Utah.

7 minutes ago

Several people in Salt Lake County woke up to tumbleweeds outside their homes, and not just a dozen...

Alex Cabrero

Tumbleweeds pile up in front of homes in Daybreak

Many people in Salt Lake County woke up to tumbleweeds outside their homes, and not just a dozen or so.

1 hour ago

With gusts over 65 mph, powerful winds surged into Utah Saturday, March 2, 2024, ahead of a big sto...

Larry D. Curtis

Powerful winds close lifts and runs at Utah ski resorts

As powerful winds and a winter storm surged into Utah Saturday, several ski resorts closed lifts or cancelled ski days.

2 hours ago

Tumbleweeds surround an Eagle Mountain home on March 2, 2024. (Photo credit: Brennen Katsos)...

Josh Ellis

High winds hit Wasatch Front as storm moves in

High winds moved into the Wasatch Front Saturday afternoon, swamping homes with tumbleweeds and damaging a Salt Lake church's roof.

3 hours ago

The Utah Senate on March 1, 2024....

Lindsay Aerts

Final day of 2024 legislative session saw billions in funding and a move to ban pride flags

The final day of Utah’s 2024 legislature saw over 100 bills passed, involving funding for downtown, social media restrictions for minors, and a $29.4 billion budget.

17 hours ago

Cache County Clerk David Benson addresses a crowd regarding election law violations. (Mike Anderson...

Mike Anderson

Cache County Clerk addresses office election law violations

Cache County Clerk David Benson answered questions from the media and local voters about findings of numerous election law violations in his office.

18 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

Stylish room interior with beautiful Christmas tree and decorative fireplace...

Lighting Design

Create a Festive Home with Our Easy-to-Follow Holiday Prep Guide

Get ready for festive celebrations! Discover expert tips to prepare your home for the holidays, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

Battery low message on mobile device screen. Internet and technology concept...

PC Laptops

9 Tips to Get More Power Out of Your Laptop Battery

Get more power out of your laptop battery and help it last longer by implementing some of these tips from our guide.

Users display warnings about the use of artificial intelligence (AI), access to malicious software ...

Les Olson

How to Stay Safe from Cybersecurity Threats

Read our tips for reading for how to respond to rising cybersecurity threats in 2023 and beyond to keep yourself and your company safe.

Identities Released In Fire That Killed Woman, Granddaughter