The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 25 Linden Drive, Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1:46 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the eaves of a single-story home. Suppression efforts began immediately.
Emergency responders from the Champaign Fire Department and Presence Pro Ambulance responded to a fire in this single-family home discovered by a passerby. Firefighters advanced a single hose line to the kitchen of the home and quickly extinguished the fire by 2:05 p.m.
The occupant was not home at the time of the fire. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported. The fire was contained to the kitchen, but the occupant has been displaced from damage resulting from this fire.
The total damage estimate is $30,000 to the structure and $12,500 to the contents. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. Investigators remain on scene interviewing the occupant and performing a scene examination.
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.