When the Gong Rings
A Fire History of Charleston, Illinois

FIRE LOG 1969       

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 1969 LOG

January 6- John Turner residential fire at 1321 A St.

February 17- J St M Donut Shop fire, 7th and Van Buren Sts.

June 11- Sylvia D. Coffey injured in semi-truck/car collision on East Rte. 16. Fire department responds to rescue victim/ semi contained U.S. Army ammunition and some explosions occurred

JOHN TURNER RESIDENCE GUTTED

January 6, 1969, Charleston firemen received an alarm at 8:45 P.M. to the residence of John Turner, 1321 A St. The one and one-half story-building -was heavily damaged. At one time all of Charleston's firefighting equipment and firemen were on the scene. Firemen had to chop into the rood to get to the fire. A smoldering mattress was removed to the front yard. Firemen said the fire was believed to have been started by a burning cigarette. Truck No. 1 remained on the scene at midnight as wind whipped the embers of the gutted building. The Turner family was left homeless.
[Photos in the Daily Times by Dean Denton]