Category: Fire Department Press Releases

CFD Fire Information Report – 402 Briar Lane

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to 402 Briar Ln. on February 18, 2015 at 6:18 p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found light smoke in one unit of the eight unit apartment building. Upon further investigation, fire crews found fire to be in a plumbing chase wall that ran from the first to the second floor….
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The City of Champaign Fire Department offers Cooking Safety Tips

Fires resulting from cooking continue to be the most common type of fire experienced in United States households. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the most common cause of cooking fires is due to unattended cooking. Stay in the kitchen when you are…
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303 S Russell St – CFD Fire Information Report

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to 303 S Russell St. on January 31st, at 8:05 a.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke emitting from the front of a single story residential structure. Fire crews advanced a single hand line through the front door of the house and found fire in the rear of the residence….
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CFD Fire Information Report – 2805 Blair Dr.

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to 2805 Blair Dr. on January 29th, at 6:30p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke emitting from the overhead garage door on the north side of the structure. Fire crews advanced a single hand line through the front door of the house and found fire to be in the attached…
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Champaign Fire Department Offers Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon monoxide is invisible and deadly. You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it. Often the problem isn’t recognized until it is too late. According to Champaign Fire Marshal John Koller the City of Champaign Fire Department responded to 253 calls involving carbon monoxide (CO) in 2014. Of the 253 calls,…
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Champaign Fire Department Advises Winter Weather Safety Tips During Extreme Temperatures

With single and sub-zero temperatures soon to arrive, the Champaign Fire Department urges all to prepare to avoid injuries and property damage.   According to Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig, single and sub-temperatures cannot only affect someone’s health, but pipes and outside water lines can freeze and burst if not protected. Single and sub-zero temperatures are…
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CFD Fire Information Report – 1818 Sadler Dr.

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of smoke & flames seen coming from a house at 1818 Sadler Dr. on December 30, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke and fire coming from a north window on the lower level of the structure. Fire crews deployed a single hand line through the main…
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The Champaign Fire Department Offers Fire Safety Tips During the Holidays!

During this holiday season, the Champaign Fire Department reminds you to keep fire safety in mind. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fires caused by candles and holiday decorations increase during the month of December, with nearly half of all holiday decoration fires occurring because the decorations were placed too close to a…
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Champaign Fire Department Turkey Fryer Safety

The City of Champaign Fire Department wants to remind our community of the hazards related to turkey frying during this holiday season. The use of turkey fryers can lead to devastating burns, destruction of property and other injuries if not used properly. Champaign Fire Department Turkey Fryer Safety Tips  Turkey fryers should always be used…
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1915 S. Mattis – CFD Fire Information Report

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to an automatic alarm at Helia Healthcare, 1915 S. Mattis Ave. on November 6, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found the sprinkler system activated and smoke in the laundry area of the facility. Fire crews deployed a hose line to the laundry area and quickly extinguished a fire in a…
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