BREAKING: Apartment fire displaces 4 residents, 1 dog


Madelyn Kidd

The Charleston Fire Department was called to 805 10 St. in Charleston Thursday around 2:15 a.m. in response to a structure fire. The fire appears to have began in the rear apartment, which moved towards the attic of the structure. The structure contained four apartments with a total of four residents and one dog who are now displaced due to significant damage to the structure.

Staff Report

An apartment fire at 805 10th St. early Thursday morning displaced the four residents of the four apartments and one resident’s dog.

Three of the residents and the dog were able to escape the structure fire without injury while the fourth resident was not home at the time of the fire.

Charleston Fire Department responded at 2:15 a.m. to a structure fire on a house with four apartments.

Fire and smoke were coming from the rear apartment.

The fire appeared to begin in the rear apartment’s kitchen, according to CFD’s press release.

Additional crews were called to the scene.

CFD was on the scene until approximately 8 a.m.

The structure received severe fire, smoke and water damage displacing the residents.

CFD was assisted by the Mattoon Fire Department, Charleston Police Department, Lincoln Fire Protection District, Mitchell-Jerdan Ambulance, Coles-Moultrie County 911, Charleston Building Department, Ameren CIPS and American Red Cross.


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