Garage, home damaged during fire Wednesday


Corryn Brock | The Daily Eastern News

Members of the Charleston Fire Department assess the damage after a structure fire damaged a garage on Rosewood Court Wednesday night.

Corryn Brock and Ryan Meyer

A structure fire caused damage to parts of a home, garage and car belonging to Charleston City Councilman Jeff Lahr’s mother Wednesday night.

Lahr’s mother made it out of the home with no injuries. One individual had a laceration believed to have been caused while breaking a window after the fire was noticed.

A family cat was in the home. After firefighters searched for the pet it was found and appeared to be in good health.

The fire started around 8:30 p.m. at 2115 Rosewood Ct. and was under control by 9:45 p.m.

The extent of the damage is unknown. The garage was blackened by the fire and showed many exposed beams from the exterior of the home. Damage was also done in the attic. The extent of the smoke damage is also unknown.

A 2007 Mercury Montego appeared to destroyed by the fire.

Currently, the fire is believed to have started in the garage. Charleston Fire Department Chief Steve Bennett said the exact origin of the fire is unknown at this time.

The fire is still under investigation.

CFD, the Mattoon Fire Department, the Lincoln Fire Protection District, the Charleston Police Department and Coles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.


Corryn Brock and Ryan Meyer can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]