Structure fire reported on Elm Street

Staff Report

A fire at 3:48 a.m. on 1001 Elm Street destroyed a structure Tuesday, but no injuries were reported.

The resident was home at the time of the fire but was able to escape without injury.

According to a press release, the Charleston Fire Department arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the residence. The fire originated near the kitchen and the bathroom.

The exact cause has been listed as undetermined.

“Due to the amount of damage to the residence, a defensive attack was made from the exterior of the structure,” the press release said. “A second box alarm was requested to bring in additional personnel and equipment.”

The Charleston Fire Department received assistance from the Mattoon Fire Department, Lincoln Fire Protection District, Mitchell-Jerdan Ambulance, Charleston Police Department and the City of Charleston Buildings Department.


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