Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Champaign Fire Department Stresses Safety During the 4th of July Holiday

Fire Department officials from the City of Champaign Fire Department urge you to be safe this 4th of July holiday. Each year there are thousands of injuries across the United States due to fireworks. It is important to note that any fireworks other then items such as sparklers and snakes are illegal to use in…
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Fire Department Responds to a Working Fire

Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 31 Howard Drive on June 15, 2015 at 6:02 p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke emitting from a detached garage in the backyard of the residence. Fire crews deployed multiple hand lines into the structure in an attempt to extinguish the fire….
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CFD Responds to Working Fire at 604 E. White

Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 604 E. White St. on May 13, 2015 at 8:18 p.m.  Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy fire showing from the northeast side of the structure on the second floor and extending to the third floor. Fire Crews initially deployed a master stream…
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CFD Information Report – 1125 N. Third St. Working Fire

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 1125 N. Third St. on March 10th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found light smoke emitting from the first floor of the apartment. Fire crews deployed a single hand line through the main entry of the apartment and were…
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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

This weekend is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. On Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m., we change our clocks ahead. The City of Champaign Fire Department encourages everyone to “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries.” Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in…
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CFD Fire Information Report Update: 2306 S. Mattis Ave. Fire Cause

Champaign Fire Department Investigators have completed the fire investigation at 2306 S. Mattis Ave. After thorough scene examination and witness interviews, investigators were able to determine that the fire started in the kitchen area of the house but have left the cause of this fire as UNDETERMINED.

CFD Fire Information Report: 1903 Karen Ct. Working Fire

Champaign Fire Department responded to 1903 Karen Ct. on February 22, 2015 at 12:42 a.m. for a report of a working fire. Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy smoke and flames emitting from the east unit of the structure. While performing search operations, fire crews found a resident asleep in apartment unit three (3). Lieutenant Roger Cruse,…
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CFD Fire Information Report: 2306 S Mattis Ave. Working Fire

Champaign Fire Department responded to 2306 S. Mattis Ave. on February 21, 2015 at 5:02 a.m. for a report of a working fire. Upon arrival, fire crews found smoke emmiting from the front door of the structure. While on scene, fire crews were alerted by a resident that someone remained in the structure in a…
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CFD Fire Update – 402 Briar Ln. Fire Cause

402 Briar Dr. Fire Casue Determined Champaign Fire Department Investigators have determined the cause of the fire at 402 Briar Ln. to be accidental. Through scene examination and witness interviews it was determined that maintenance personnel had been using a heat gun to thaw frozen water pipes in the crawl space area of the structure. These…
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CFD Fire Information Report – 502 Maplecrest Dr. Working Fire

Champaign Fire Department responded to 1502 Maplecrest Dr. on February 19, 2015 at 11:54 a.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found light smoke emitting from the attached garage area of the structure. Fire crews advanced a single hand line to the front of the structure and advanced to the attached garage area. Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. Two workers…
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