Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Natural Gas Leak – 1800 Block West Kirby Avenue

The Champaign Fire Department responded to the report of a natural gas leak in the 1800 block of West Kirby Avenue, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 4:08 p.m.  Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found a six inch gas main running along the north side of Kirby Avenue that had begun leaking from work being […]

Add Fire Safety to Your Spring Cleaning List

With temperatures on the rise, and flowers beginning to bloom, many will get the urge to tackle those spring cleaning chores.  The Champaign Fire Department reminds households that as they start cleaning this spring, don’t forget fire safety.   Tackle these simple tasks to make your family’s home safer: Test your smoke alarms and replace any […]

Residential Fire – 516 W Beardsley Avenue

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 516 W Beardsley Avenue, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 5:46 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported a fire initially seen on the outside of the residence extending up into the attic.   Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately […]

Smoke Alarm Blitz – Southwest Champaign

Firefighters and staff from the Champaign Fire Department along with volunteers from Christian Sheehan Family Event will be going door-to-door in a southwest Champaign neighborhood Saturday, March 25, 2017, offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them. This Smoke Alarm Blitz, beginning at 8:30 a.m., will  include approximately […]

Smoke Alarm Blitz – West Clark Street Neighborhood

The Champaign Fire Department has organized a “Smoke Alarm Blitz” in the neighborhood of a recent fire fatality. On Saturday, March 4, 2017, Fire Department crews will be going door-to-door in the 900 block of West Clark Street and the south side of the 900 block of West University Avenue offering to check smoke alarms. Crews will offer to […]

Residential Fire – 908 W. Clark Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 908 W. Clark Street, Friday, February 24, 2017, at 5:03 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke and fire coming from the first and second floors at the rear of the residence.  Suppression and rescue efforts began immediately. Emergency responders from the […]

Residential Fire – 403 and 405 Grove Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 403 Grove Street, Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 9:34 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke and fire coming from the detached garages at both 403 and 405 Grove Street, and the house at 403 Grove Street.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve […]

Smoke Alarm Blitz – Swigart Street Neighborhood

The Champaign Fire Department has organized a “Smoke Alarm Blitz” in the neighborhood of a recent fire fatality.  On Saturday, February 18, 2017, Fire Department crews will be going door-to-door in the Swigart Street neighborhood offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them. The Smoke Alarm Blitz will […]

Residential Fire – 503 Swigart Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 503 Swigart St., Friday, February 10, 2017, at 4:39 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported a fire in the garage.  Suppression and rescue efforts began immediately. Twelve pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately 27 emergency response personnel responded from Champaign Fire and […]