Items tagged: Fire

Town Center Apartments Fire

On Monday, May 30,  there was a fire at one of the Town Center Apartment buildings.  The fire heavily damaged the entire building rendering it unfit for human habitation.  The Fire Department contacted the Code Compliance Division on Tuesday, May 31 to request that the building be “Condemned for Occupancy.”  Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear assessed the building from […]

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 […]

Vacant House Secured After Multiple Intrusions and Fire

A fire occurred at a vacant house in the 300 block of West Maple St. on January 11, 2016.  The Neighborhood Code Compliance Division (NCCD) cited the property as being open to intrusion three times during the previous 30 days.  The owner of the house lives out of state and was unable to secure the property. […]

Update – Residential Fire – 908 S Oak Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to 908 S Oak Street on January 22, 2016, for a report of a fire with people trapped. Initial reports were that several people were trapped inside.  Fortunately all the residents made it out and only one suffered minor burns.  There are many reasons why this fire didn’t turn into […]

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 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 […]

News Release: Fire Department 1915 Seagrave Fire Engine Returns Home

The Champaign Fire Department is proud to announce that its first motorized fire engine, a 1915 Seagrave, has returned home! Dr. Francis Glenn, from Ontario Canada, returned the fire engine for its 100th birthday and the Fire Department’s 150th anniversary.  It will be featured in a parade and was also in the apparatus muster on Sunday, July 19. For […]