Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 208 William. Upon arrival units saw smoke coming from a front window and fire inside the structure. Crews quickly made entry and found the front living room on fire. The fire was extinguished with one hose line. The house was vacant and for sale. No one was inside the residence. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. Fire investigators are still on the scene investigating the cause.

What: Working Fire / Single Family Residence
Date: October 19, 2013
Time of Call: 17:53
Time on Scene: 17:55
Strike: 18:03
Where: 208 William, Champaign
Owner: Justin Koehler
Occupants: TBA
Cause of fire: Arson
Dollar loss: Approx. $5,500
Other Information: N/A

For questions regarding this media release contact: John Koller, Fire Marshal, Phone: (217) 403-7210.