The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

A house smoking from a fire at 912 Oakcrest Drive in Charleston, Ill., on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023.

Fire at four apartment units

T.J. Seputis, Reporter September 27, 2023

Residents of four apartment units were temporarily displaced after a fire Wednesday morning, according to a news release from the Charleston Fire Department. Firefighters were initially dispatched...

Charleston house fire displaces resident Sunday

Charleston house fire displaces resident Sunday

News Staff April 23, 2023

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...

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.

BREAKING: Apartment fire displaces 4 residents, 1 dog

Staff Report January 19, 2023

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...

BREAKING: Charleston fire displaces 5 residents Sunday

BREAKING: Charleston fire displaces 5 residents Sunday

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief January 15, 2023

Charleston Fire Department responded to a fire around 5:30 a.m. Sunday to a two-story residence structure which displaced the five residents. CFD arrived to heavy fire coming from the garage attached...

BREAKING: Charleston apartment building fire displaces 3

BREAKING: Charleston apartment building fire displaces 3

Staff Report December 9, 2022

On Friday morning, the Charleston Fire Department responded to a structure fire at an apartment building on 1136 W Hayes Ave. At arrival, there was smoke and fire coming from one of the rear apartments...

Members of the Charleston Fire Department finish putting out the fire the north side of the house after a fire took out approximately half of the house at 102 North 12 Street leaving three residents displaced Tuesday evening. Authorities arrived on scene a little after four oclock and Mattoon Fire Department also provided additional resources.

BREAKING: Charleston house fire displaces three residents

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor November 29, 2022

A house fire at 102 North 12th St. in Charleston occurred Tuesday late afternoon displacing three residents of the home. One resident was present when the fire began and was able to escape through a second...

A worker from CJs Towing hooks up one of the damaged vehicles to the towing jack Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Division Street and Madison Avenue. The accident involved two vehicles with both people involved uninjured according to Charleston police.

Two-vehicle accident on Division, Madison intersection results no injuries

Staff Report November 3, 2022

On Thursday afternoon, two vehicles were involved in a car accident on the intersection of Division St. and Madison Ave. in Charleston. Airbags were deployed and both vehicles were towed from the accident. No...

Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs stacks his papers while after reading an ordinance for regulating low-speed gas-powered bicycles during the City Council meeting Tuesday evening at City Hall.

City Council approves $780K fire engine purchase

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor November 1, 2022

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved a $780,630 purchase for a new fire engine for the 2024-25 fiscal year on Tuesday. The council approved the purchase of the new fire engine to replace...

The Charleston Fire Department and Charleston Police Department respond to a two vehicle accident on University Drive and West Grant Avenue Monday afternoon. Two people were transported to the hospital.

Two-vehicle accident on University Drive sends two to hospital

News Staff October 3, 2022

A two vehicle accident on University Drive and W Grant Ave occurred late Monday afternoon with two being transported to the hospital. The Charleston Police Department and Charleston Fire Department...

Carmans potential: firefighter training

Carman’s potential: firefighter training

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2022

Carman Hall was closed nine years ago as ongoing costs became too great in the face of decreased enrollment. Since then, rumors have flown surrounding one question: What will Eastern do with that building? Currently,...

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

Charleston family displaced due to structure fire

News Report July 11, 2022

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...

A member of the Charleston Fire Department ties off the perimeter with caution tape while Assistant Fire Chief Tim Meister investigates the building collapse at Smallhorn Law LLC across the street from the Courthouse on the Square.

CFD responds to partial wall collapse downtown

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2022

The west-facing wall of Smallhorn Law, LLC. has partially collapsed. The road and sidewalks between the building and City Hall are currently blocked off. The interior of the building is not damaged. CFD...

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