Fire in SIU Student Housing
By: Carly O'Keefe
"I put my hand right here and peaked through," said SIU student Shawn Muir motioning to the peep hole in his apartment's front door. "There was nothing but milky-white smoke pouring in."
"There was smoke pouring in even though our door was closed," said Muir. That's when he pushed a towel under the door and ran to wake his wife.
"My first response was to block the smoke and get Marie-Eve out as quick as possible, because all this can go, she's what I need with me," said Muir.
"I had to get below the smoke just to breathe," said Muir.
"I guess she got hungry and decided she wanted some French fries and had a grease fire and instead of using the fire extinguisher she just ran out of the apartment. It just spread from there," said SIU Maintenance Inspector John Newsome.