Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Residential Fire – 3322 Stoneway Court

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 3322 Stoneway Court, Friday, December 15, 2017, at 3:26 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found a vehicle on fire outside the residence beginning to extend into the home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Firefighters deployed hose lines and quickly extinguished the vehicle fire […]

Residential Fire – 2 Hanover Court Unit A

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2 Hanover Court Unit A, Friday, December 8, 2017, at 7:17 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from the front of a single-story duplex. Suppression efforts began immediately. Firefighters deployed hose lines inside the duplex and quickly […]

Residential Fire – 804 Crescent Drive Unit B

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 804 Crescent Drive Unit B, Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 9:26 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found moderate smoke coming from the first-floor windows of a two-story duplex. Suppression efforts began immediately. Firefighters deployed hose lines inside the duplex and quickly extinguished […]

The Champaign Fire Department Hosts the 3rd Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m., the Champaign Fire Department will host the 3rd Annual Edward M. Hoffman Awards Ceremony at the Champaign Fire Department Headquarters at 307 South Randolph Street.  This event will honor devoted citizens and those members of Ambulance Services, Champaign Firefighters and Police Officers that have displayed exemplary service to those […]

Residential Fire – 1303 Carver Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1303 Carver Drive, Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 9:12 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found moderate smoke coming from the garage of a vacant single-family home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the residence and called 911.  Once […]

Champaign Fire Department Stresses Planning Ahead of 2017 Fire Prevention Week

The Champaign Fire Department welcomes the public to celebrate Fire Prevention Week October 8-14. This year’s theme: Every Second Counts – Plan Two Ways Out. Visit with Champaign firefighters at Market Place Mall on Sunday, October 8, from 11 am – 4 pm.  A Touch-A-Truck event will be held in the parking lot just outside the food court and […]

Commercial Fire – 63 East Chester Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 63 East Chester Street, Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 7:47 a.m.  Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found smoke coming from the roof of a commercial structure currently under renovation.  Suppression efforts began immediately.      A passerby noticed a smoke odor in the neighborhood […]

Residential Fire – 13 Sandalwood Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 13 Sandalwood Drive, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 11:57 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found a heavily involved fire in a mobile home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Champaign Police Department Detectives on north Market Street noticed smoke in the area, investigated, and discovered […]

Champaign Fire Department Will Begin Utilizing Unmanned Aerial Systems in Emergency Response

The Champaign Fire Department continually explores better solutions to provide the best performance and service to our community. Advancements in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) has provided a new opportunity to provide lifesaving information during emergency operations including hazardous materials response, natural disasters, water/ice rescues, large fires and live fire training exercises. Champaign Fire Department is […]

Residential Fire – 904 Alagna Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 904 Alagna Drive, Tuesday, August 15, at 5:47 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found a small fire on the rear deck of a bi-level home that had begun to extend into the kitchen. Suppression efforts began immediately. One adult occupant and four […]