Apartment Fire – 57 E John Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 57 E John Street on March 18, 2016, at 11:56 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from apartment #7. Suppression efforts began immediately. Crews quickly extinguished the fire.

Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel responded to the call from Champaign Fire and Arrow Ambulance. Captain Dorval Norwood was the commanding officer of this incident. The fire was brought under control at 12:04 p.m. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported. The Champaign Police Department provided traffic control. Total damage is estimated at $37,500 structure and $3,000 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 | [email protected]