The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 904 Alagna Drive, Tuesday, August 15, at 5:47 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found a small fire on the rear deck of a bi-level home that had begun to extend into the kitchen. Suppression efforts began immediately.
One adult occupant and four children were home at the time of the fire. The occupants of the home were awoke by the family’s dog and had evacuated prior to the fire department’s arrival. Firefighters deployed hose lines outside the home and quickly extinguished the fire. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported.
The total damage estimate is $7,500 to the structure. The cause of the fire was accidental, with the ignition source being an improperly discarded smoking material.
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.
Media Contact: Randy Smith, Deputy Fire Marshal | Phone: (217) 403-7212 | Cell: (217) 840-9434