Champaign Fire Department Responds to Apartment Building Fire – 404 Briar Lane

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 404 Briar Lane, Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:50 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported light smoke visible, coming from the 2nd floor. Suppression operations began immediately and crews quickly extinguished the exterior fire.

Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel responded to the call from Champaign and Urbana Fire and Arrow  Ambulance. Lieutenant John Hocking was the commanding officer of this incident. The fire was brought under control at 8:19 a.m. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries. Total damage is estimated at $5,000 structure and contents. The origin and cause is currently undetermined as the fire investigation continues.

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.

Contact:  Randy Smith | 217-403-7212 | randy.smith@ci.champaign.il.us