Cause Determination: Victor St. Fire

House/Garage Fire at 205 N. Victor St.

When: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Time of Call: 4:14 AM
Time of Arrival: 4:18 AM
Second Alarm: 4:25 AM
Fire Out: 6:30 AM

Where: 205 N. Victor St.

Owner: Mr. Don Dunlap

Cause of fire: Investigators remain at the scene.

Dollar Loss: Heavy fire loss to interior and exterior NW corner of the Victor St. home. Garage is a total loss. All properties were insured.

Cause: The CFD Fire Marshal determined the fire to be incendiary.The case has been turned over to the Champaign Police Department for all further investigation.

The original fire was located at a garage shared by two homes – 1701 W. Church St. (a rental home) and a vacant two-story home at 205 N. Victor St. The fire extended to the northwest corner of the Victor St. home – a distance of about one foot.

The rental home at 1701 W. Church St. was evacuated. Residents returned to the home.

A second alarm was called for additional manpower because of the complexity of the situation and the cold weather.

Two firefighters sustained bruises or strains from falls. Both remain at work.