When the Gong Rings
A Fire History of Charleston, Illinois

128.  FIRE LOG

1964

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JACK & JANE STINGLEY SERVICE STATION GUTTED

 

 

       May 13, 1964 saw a fire of undetermined origin gut the DX service station owned by Jack and Jane Stingley. The fire was discovered by Bill Benedict, an employee of the Stingleys. The station was located at 10th and Lincoln. The fire was called in about 8 A.M. Benedict said that he discovered the fire when he arrived for work. He told firemen the area to the rear of the office was ablaze and that the flames quickly spread throughout the building. Firemen were able to contain the fire inside the brick building and reduce any threat to gasoline stored in underground tanks in front ot the station. The building also served as the station for the Crown Transit Bus lines. The bus station continued to be operated from the station but passengers temporarily used Stingley's Gulf Station, just east of the burned building, for a waiting place. The interior of the the building was severely damaged.