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Grill fire causes damage in Greek Court

August 23, 2020

A fire started Saturday afternoon in Greek Court is suspected to have been caused by a grill. The fire caused damage to the fences surrounding dumpsters behind the house, a large portion of the porch,...

Woman found dead at Lake Charleston

March 23, 2020

A 51-year-old dead woman from Chicago was found at Lake Charleston Sunday afternoon from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her identity is being withheld at the request of her family. Individuals...

CFD testing quality of fire hydrants in June

May 28, 2019

The Charleston Fire Department is testing the city’s fire hydrants in June, and this testing is important because it affects everyone’s insurance premiums and safety. Fire chief Steve Bennett...

CFD buys 200 smoke detectors with grant

April 23, 2019

The Charleston Fire Department used a $3,000 fire prevention grants to purchase 200 smoke detectors. The smoke detectors, that have a 10-year sealed battery, will be available for low-income households. Fire...

CFD responds to attic fire Sunday

March 3, 2019

The Charleston Fire Department extinguished an attic fire at a residence located at 319 Madison Avenue early Sunday morning. The cause of the fire was faulty electrical wiring, according to the press...

CFD responds to attic fire Sunday

March 3, 2019

The Charleston Fire Department extinguished an attic fire at a residence located at 319 Madison Avenue early Sunday morning. The cause of the fire was faulty electrical wiring, according to the press...

Structure fire reported on Elm Street

January 30, 2018

A fire at 3:48 a.m. on 1001 Elm Street destroyed a structure Tuesday, but no injuries were reported. The resident was home at the time of the fire but was able to escape without injury. According...

Mock accident shows consequences of drunken driving

Justin Wilson, a Charleston High School senior performs a field sobriety test with an Eastern police officer during Wednesday's mock DUI exercise at the High School.
April 26, 2017

As the school year comes to an end, Charleston High School students are preparing for prom on Saturday. To remind the students and community to remain safe, the Charleston Fire Department hosted a mock...

Fire Department to host annual open house

October 12, 2016

The Charleston Fire Department will be giving demonstrations and showing the capabilities of firefighters at this year’s fire prevention open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston fire...

Car catches fire in school district parking lot

Charleston firefighters extinguish a car fire in the parking lot of Charleston Community Unit District 1 central office Friday afternoon.
August 26, 2016

A vehicle fire was extinguished Friday afternoon in the parking lot of Charleston Community Unit District 1 central office. The vehicle, a gray Suburban, belonged to the school district. The Charleston...

Firefighters also fighting against cancer

October 12, 2015

October is breast cancer awareness month and while different registered student organizations are raising funds for breast cancer research, community members are doing their part as well. The Charleston...

Semitrailer takes down cable wire on Ninth Street

Mediacom workers fix a fallen cable wire on Ninth Street Thursday after a semitrailer driving past pulled it down.
May 28, 2015

A semitrailer driving down Ninth Street near the intersection of Hayes Avenue hit a cable wire at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday causing it to fall and damage a passing car. Nick Fonseca, a senior communication...

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