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

Charleston Fire Department Fire Track outside of Buzzard Hall responding to alarms being set off

Fire alarms activated at Buzzard Hall

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Editor-in-Chief July 10, 2023

The Charleston Fire department was called to action at Buzzard Hall at 1:30 p.m. on Monday to respond to fire alarms going off in the building.  According to Lt. Jordan Philpot, there was a leak from...

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...

J.C. Fultz, public information officer, and Matt Perez, fire marshall, answer questions after the campus fire safety presentation on Wednesday morning.

Illinois fire officials come to Eastern to share fire safety

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter September 8, 2021

Illinois fire officials and Eastern administrators gathered in Old Main Wednesday morning to discuss fire safety on campus in honor of September being named Campus Fire Safety Month. Among the speakers...

Grill fire causes damage in Greek Court

Staff Report August 24, 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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A picture of the damage done to Mothers bar because of the fire.

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

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...

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...

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...

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