Charleston family displaced due to structure fire


Charleston Fire Department

The Charleston Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday.

News Report

A Charleston family was displaced over the weekend due to a house fire.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family of two adults and three children.

The Charleston Fire Department was dispatched at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday to 631 14th St. for a structure fire report.

Upon arriving, flames were coming out of the roof, so crews fought the fire from the structure’s exterior. Crews were on-scene until around 9 a.m.

The department said the fire appeared to have started on the home’s exterior, with the home sustaining major damage. The fire is still under investigation.

CFD was assisted by Charleston Police and Mattoon Fire Departments, Coles-Moultrie County 911, Ameren CIPS and the American Red Cross.