Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Commercial Fire – 1700 W. Washington Street – WIRCO, Foundry Division

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1700 W. Washington Street, Friday, May 20, 2016, at 8:48 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported moderate smoke coming from this commercial structure. Suppression efforts began immediately. Fire crews responded to this third-alarm fire from Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy. Crews battled this […]

Fire Investigation Update – 1802 Cypress Drive

On March 26, 2016, the Champaign Fire Department responded to a working house fire at 1802 Cypress Drive. The fire tragically claimed the lives of two of the home’s occupants. Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig said, “Our hearts and sympathies go out to all the families affected by this tragic event. Investigating the cause of […]

Garage Fire – Gentry Square Apartments

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire in a maintenance garage at Gentry Square Apartments on May 1, 2016, at 7:17 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the maintenance garage of the complex.  Crews quickly made entry into the maintenance garage and encountered moderate smoke and fire. […]

Residential Fire – 810 S. Duncan Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 810 S. Duncan Road, Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 2:42 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the front of the structure.  Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel […]

Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments Partner with Community Organizations to Install Smoke Alarms

For Immediate Release Contact:  Randy Smith, Deputy Fire Marshal Phone:  (217) 403-7212 / Cell:  (217) 840-9434  Firefighters, staff from the Champaign Fire and Neighborhood Services Departments, and members of several community organizations will be out Saturday, April 16, 2016, installing smoke alarms in the second phase of a targeted-neighborhood fire prevention effort. This campaign is part […]

Champaign Fire Department Partners with Community Organizations to Install Smoke Alarms

  Firefighters from the Champaign Fire Department, Staff from Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department, and members of several community organizations will install smoke alarms in a two-phased process over several weekends in April. This campaign is part of an effort to reach out to residents in two high-risk neighborhoods, with borders of Mattis Avenue to the […]

Residential Fire – 1802 Cypress Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1802 Cypress Drive on March 26, 2016, at 4:16 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke and flames visible from the structure. Rescue and suppression efforts began immediately. Nineteen (19) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately forty-four (44) emergency response personnel […]

Apartment Fire – 1513 W Kirby Ave

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1513 W. Kirby Avenue on March 24, 2016, at 10:39 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the south end of the structure. Building evacuation and suppression efforts began immediately. Fourteen (14) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately thirty-four (34) […]

Apartment Fire – 57 E John Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 57 E John Street on March 18, 2016, at 11:56 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from apartment #7. Suppression efforts began immediately. Crews quickly extinguished the fire. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response […]

Champaign Firefighter of the Year Recipients Announced

The Champaign Fire Department and the Champaign Exchange Club will honor the 2015 Fire Fighter of the Year recipients, Lieutenant William Painter, Engineer Courtney Moravek, and Firefighter Matt Boulos, on March 14, 2016. A ceremony will be held at O’Charley’s, 730 W. Town Center Blvd., from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. -30- Contact: Randy Smith | 217-403-7212 | randy.smith@ci.champaign.il.us