Updated Fire Cause
Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a passer-by report of a house living room on fire. Fire units arrived to find the southwest corner living room on fire. Crews quickly forced entry through the front door and extinguished the fire with a hose line. No one was home at the time of the fire. There were no civilian injuries; one firefighter was treated and released from the hospital for a minor injury. One pet in the home survived the fire. Fire investigators are still on the scene investigating the cause.
What: Single-family residence working fire
Date: October 16, 2013
Time of Call: 14:17
Time on Scene: 14:20
Where: 1508 Devonshire Dr., Champaign
Occupants: Unoccupied at time of fire
*Cause of fire: Electrical
Dollar loss: $100,000.00
Other Information: Thick foam insulation in the walls and ceiling required more time to make sure the fire was completely extinguished.
For questions regarding this media release contact: John Koller, Fire Marshal, Phone: (217) 403-7210