The Daily Eastern News

Why the Notre Dame Cathedral fire is significant

Staff Editorial

April 16, 2019

The latest unfortunate event gripping people all over the world is that of the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. We at The Daily Eastern News are disheartened from the destruction caused by the fire, which according to the New York Times, began in the wooden framework of the cathedral’s roof ...

CFD responds to attic fire Sunday

Staff Report

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 release. Prior to the fire department’s arrival, the Charleston Police Department reported smoke coming from t...

Hidden Treasures fire caused by lightning strike

Staff Report

June 14, 2018

A lightning strike caused the fire at Hidden Treasures resale shop on Sunday. According to a press release from the Charleston Fire Department, fire investigators and the investigator for the insurance company said the cause was determined as a result of the fire patterns and the thunderstorms in...

Charleston fire chief calls Mother’s Bar a ‘total loss’

Mike Santoria, Campus Reporter

February 19, 2018

The second floor of Mother’s Bar at 506 Monroe Ave. was completely burned away after last week’s fire, making the building a total loss, Charleston Fire Chief Steve Bennett said. Located next to Mother’s on Monroe, another bar in the Charleston Square, Mike and Stan’s, sustained both smoke and water d...

Fire in Mother’s building displaces 8 from homes, destroys bar

A picture of the damage done to Mother's bar because of the fire.

Staff Report

February 18, 2018

Eight people were displaced from their homes, and the building Mother’s bar is located in at 506 Monroe Ave. was gutted during a fire at 1:46 a.m. Friday morning. No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported. The displaced residents are being assisted by the Red Cross. The fire caused the seco...

Structure fire reported on Elm Street

Staff Report

January 31, 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 to a press release, the Charleston Fire Department arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and fire coming...

Fire breaks out at Cahokia Lane

Staff Report

January 9, 2018

The Lincoln Fire Protection District was dispatched to a structure fire at 12:28 a.m. Tuesday at 3746 Cahokia Lane. According to a press release, no injuries were reported. When crews arrived, they found a 50 x 70 pole-type structure that was converted into a home. The fire had started in the wall...

Stop, drop and leave

November 30, 2017

Despite it being taught to us since elementary school, it looks like some people still need a refresher on fire safety. For instance, if there is a fire alarm going off, leave the building that is allegedly on fire. This may seem obvious or like common sense to some. However, after Wednesday’s...

Students who stayed through Douglas Hall fire could face consequences

Mallory Kutnick, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2017

Though most residents left the building after a fire in the attic of Douglas Hall Tuesday evening, those who remained may reap the penalties for disregarding their own safety. In an article of The Daily Eastern News, University Police Sgt. Ryan Risinger said some students did not follow evacuation procedur...

Sparking motor to blame for Douglas Hall fire

Steve Bennett (left), chief of the Charleston Fire Department, discusses the situation with a firefighter in the parking lot of Douglas Hall Wednesday night after the building's attic caught on fire.

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

November 30, 2017

Emergency vehicles responded to a fire in the attic of Douglas Hall at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday night. Mark Hudson, director of university housing and dining services, said the ventilation motor that caused the fire will be replaced. “We had a motor that froze up and as it froze up it threw out...

Shed fire smokes out north side of Charleston

Charleston fire fighters inspect a workspace and storage shed after it was destroyed by fire Tuesday evening at the intersection of 15th Street and Adams Street.

Jehad Abbed, News Editor

May 19, 2015

Editor's note: This story has been updated as of 5/20/15 A fire destroyed a storage shed connected to a house at the 15th Street and Adams Street intersection in Charleston Tuesday evening causing an estimated $30,000 in damage combined with a nearby structure. The Charleston Fire Department extingui...

Fire department trains, put out fire in Eastern building

Captain James Calvert looks at a thermal imaging camera to see the heat from the fire in walls during a fire training session Wednesday at an Eastern building, located one block south of Lincoln Avenue on Ninth Street.

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor

June 10, 2014

The Charleston Fire Department took part in fire investigation training Wednesday by setting fires in an Eastern building and putting them out. Captain Mark Beabout said the Eastern building, located a block south of Lincoln Avenue at Ninth Street, was donated to the department for training and will ...

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