702 Crescent Drive – Fire Update

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 702 Crescent Dr. on June 17, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found a resident outside of the building stating that the stairs within the apartment building were on fire. Fire crews advanced a single hose line into the structure and were able to quickly extinguish the fire. Fire investigators arrived on scene to perform the initial cause investigation. Investigators were able to determine that the fire was intentionally set and ruled arson. No civilian or fire department personnel injuries were reported. This case has been turned over to the Champaign Police Department for further investigation.

What: Working Fire @ multi-family apartment building
Date: June 17th, 2014
Time of Call: 6:12
Time on Scene: 6:16
Strike: 7:03
Where: 702 Crescent
Owner: Campus Property Management
Occupants: 12 unit apartment building
Cause of fire: Arson
Dollar loss: $5,000
Other Information: No occupants were displaced

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