Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Residential Fire – 908 S Oak Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 908 S Oak Street, on Friday, January 22, 2016, at 3:47 a.m.  Upon arriving on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the 1st floor of a 2-story house.  Firefighters received reports that people could possibly be inside the burning structure.  […]

Champaign Fire Department To Conduct Ice Rescue Training

  The Champaign Fire Department will conduct ice rescue training January 20, 21, and 22, 2016, at Kaufman Lake, 2702 W. Springfield Avenue in Champaign.  Crews will be participating in skill stations designed to prompt crews to observe ice conditions and make appropriate scene size-ups, perform surface rescues from the ice, and safely remove victims from […]

Residential Fire – 312 W Maple Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 312 W Maple Street, Monday, January 11, 2016, at 6:26 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the 2nd floor and attic area of the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.  Crews worked to extinguish the fire. Twelve […]

Commercial Fire – 619 N Country Fair Drive

  The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a working fire at 619 N Country Fair Drive, Country Fair Self-Storage, Friday, January 8, 2016 at 6:50 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke coming from building G.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Sixteen (16) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately thirty-six […]

Fire Department Responds to Facade Collapse – 204 E John St.

The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a report of a partial collapse of the brick facade at 204 E John Street, Monday, December 28, 2015 at 9:56 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, crews reported that a 15 foot section of brick facade had fallen from the building and onto a nearby unoccupied […]

Fire Department Responds to Residential Fire – 37 Sycamore Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 37 Sycamore Drive on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 2:24 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Ten (10) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-four […]

Champaign Fire Department Responds to Apartment Building Fire – 404 Briar Lane

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 404 Briar Lane, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:50 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported light smoke visible, coming from the 2nd floor. Suppression operations began immediately and crews quickly extinguished the exterior fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel […]

Working House Fire – 1604 Harbor Point Drive

  The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working house fire at 1604 Harbor Point Drive, Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6:22 p.m.  Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke showing from the front of the residence.  Fire suppression began immediately. Nine (9) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response […]

Champaign Fire Department Reminds Residents To Be Warm and Safe This Winter

    As the temperature outside drops, families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months. On […]

Residential Fire – 1416 Winding Lane

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1416 Winding Lane, Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 2:13 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke visible, coming from the front door. Rescue operations began immediately. Once rescue operations were complete, crews quickly extinguished the fire. Eleven pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately 28 emergency response […]