Officials at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville have planned a special candlelight service this evening in memory of two students who died in a house fire earlier this week. 21 year old Lacy Siddall and 19 year old Lauren Peterson were pulled from their burning apartment early Sunday morning, but died from their injuries at the hospital. The vigil tonight is sponsored by A Cross Between Campus Ministry.

Tonight's vigil is open to the public and will be held on the Quad on campus beginning at 8pm. Funeral services for the young women, who were originally from Bethalto, will be held with a joint visitation on Thursday at the Greater Alton Church in Rosewood Heights from 4-7pm.

(Copyright WBGZ Radio/