Deadly mobile home fire in Indian River County, mother of 3 killed

 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Lisa Hall would have experienced a first day of school on Aug. 20 unlike most mothers.

The 34-year-old Vero Beach mother of three would have prepared her daughter for her first day of kindergarten next week, family members said. Meanwhile, her oldest son would begin his senior year at Vero Beach High School that same day.

But a Monday morning blaze struck down Hall's chance to see those milestones. She died in the fire at her mobile home about five blocks east of Storm Grove Middle School , Indian River County Fire Rescue said. The fire was reported at 7 a.m.

"She was real loving, kind, outspoken, she was happy.  She had kids who loved her and she loved her kids and her family," Hall's cousin Dorothy Scott said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office, Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Brian Burkeen said. The State Medical Examiner's Office was expected to perform an autopsy on Hall Monday, he said. The mobile home was in a wooded lot in a residential neighborhood, but no other homes were threatened by the fire, Burkeen said.

"She was looking forward to school starting for her kids," said her 37-year-old sister, Atawa Irving, who stood outside the home in the 5700 block of 60th Avenue, Vero Beach, about 9 a.m.

Irving said she lives just a couple of homes away from her sister's place. Hall had stayed in the mobile home for just a few months, family members said. Irving said she was getting ready for work when the fire happened.

"I could see the flames from my house," Irving said. "I called 911 and found out that someone had already called about the fire. I called my mother to see if she had talked to Lisa, but she said she called and she didn't answer the phone."

Hall's children had stayed with other relatives Sunday night, Irving said. Hall's oldest son, Javonte Mosley, 18, gathered with several friends and family members outside the fire-damaged home.

"He's very shaken up," Irving said.

Hall's youngest child, Davionne Stinson, was staying at Irving's home as relatives waited to learn more about the fire. No one had spoken to Davionne about her mother's death as of 9 a.m., Irving said.

"She's just 5 years old," Irving said.

Hall also is survived by her second son, 11-year-old Jaquan Gent, Irving said.

A relative said a benefit memorial fund has been set up for the victim's family. It's called the "Lisa Hall Benefit Memorial Fund." Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank location worldwide.

NewsChannel 5's Jon Shainman contributed to this report.

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