Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Apartment Fire – 609 S. Randolph Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 609 S. Randolph Street, Friday, April 27, 2018, at 6:06 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found heavy smoke and fire coming from a third-floor balcony and attic. Firefighters entered the building and performed searches while also conducting an aggressive interior fire attack.  […]


Smoke Alarm Blitz – West Champaign

Firefighters and staff from the Champaign Fire Department and Neighborhood Services Department, along with volunteers from the Annual Smoke Alarm Blitz in Honor of Christian Sheehan, will be going door-to-door in a west Champaign neighborhood, Saturday, April 14, 2018, offering to check smoke alarms and installing free smoke alarms in homes that need them. This […]


Champaign Fire Department Hosts Ceremonial Push-In for New Engine 156

On Saturday, April 7th, 2018, the Champaign Fire Department will ceremoniously “push-in” new Engine 156 into service at Station 6, 3911 W Windsor Road.  At 1:00 p.m., the new fire engine will be wet-down, dried, then “pushed-in”.  Fire prevention messages and tours of the station will be given after the ceremony until 3:00 p.m. This tradition […]


Residential Fire – 908 Frank Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 908 Frank Drive, Monday, March 19, 2018, at 2:48 p.m.  Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found smoke coming from the garage of the home.  Suppression efforts began immediately. A passerby noticed smoke coming from the attached garage of the home and called 911.  […]


“Sound the Alarm!” on March 11

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 11.  After you turn the clocks forward, take a few minutes to check all smoke alarms in the home by “sounding the alarm!” Working smoke alarms save lives!  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) roughly 3 out of 5 fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke […]


Fire Investigation Complete – 102 N State Street

The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a two-alarm fire at 102 N State Street, Champaign, (Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church) on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 4:49 p.m. Fire investigators have completed their investigation and classified this fire as accidental. Investigators worked late into the evening on Tuesday, January 23, performing a scene examination and reconstructing pre-fire conditions. […]