Charleston house fire displaces resident Sunday

News Staff

A Charleston house fire on Douglas Drive spread and damaged three houses before Charleston Fire Department contained the fire on Sunday morning.

CFD was called to a structure fire at 1001 Douglas Drive at approximately 7:20 a.m., and CFD remained on scene until approximately 10 a.m.

There was heavy fire and smoke coming from the garage and house upon arrival.

A second box alarm was called to the fire.

The one resident of the home was not present at the time of the fire, according to CFD.

The fire melted the siding of a neighboring house and the siding to another neighbor’s garage.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

The 1001 Douglas Drive home received heavy fire, smoke and water damage.

The resident is being assisted by the American Red Cross due to being displaced.

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


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