Twenty-five years ago, on Dec. 6, 1992, an intentionally-set fire at an apartment complex in Carbondale took the lives of five students and injured eight others.

The early-morning fire was contained to the top two stories of the building, at 504 S. Rawlings St.

A memorial service will be held at 2:15 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Memorial Stone near the Campus Lake boat dock on the SIU Carbondale campus. Brad Cole, who was SIU undergraduate student government president at the time of the fire; Carla Coppi, who was assistant director of International Student Servcies at the time of the fire; Chancellor Carlo Montemagno; Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry; and Lori Stettler, interim vice chancellor for student affairs, will speak.


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