Dead man named from Monday morning fire


Corryn Brock, News Editor

Wilburn Hutson, 75, of Charleston was identified as the man who died in a fire Monday Morning at 411 N. 4th Street, according to Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers.

Another resident of the home was able to escape the fire.

Smoke and water damage was found throughout the home, but fire damage was limited to the contents of the home.

Crews were on the scene until around 10 a.m. Monday.

The fire appears accidental but is currently under investigation by the coroner’s office and the Illinois Fire Marshal’s Office.

Responding agencies included the Charleston Fire Department who was assisted by the Charleston Police Department, Mattoon Fire Department, Illinois Fire Marshal’s Office, Coles County Coroner’s Office and Ameren CIPS.

Corryn Brock can be reached at [email protected] or 581-2812.