The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2706 Wendover Place, Monday, April 17, 2017, at 10:42 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported flames coming from the rear of the home. Suppression efforts began immediately.
Emergency responders from the Champaign Fire Department and Arrow Ambulance responded to a fire in this single family home, discovered by the occupants. Once on scene, fire crews quickly extinguished the fire, primarily contained to the chimney of the home. Crews had the fire extinguished by 11:24 p.m. The two occupants of the home were displaced as a result of this fire. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported. The total damage estimate is $17,500 to the structure and contents. Investigators have determined the fire was accidental and started in the rear of the home in the chimney.
The Champaign Fire Department reminds all citizens to maintain a working smoke alarm in their place of residence and to have and practice a home escape plan. Smoke alarms can provide early notification when seconds count.