Residential Fire – 2303 Southwood Drive

Media Contact: Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith | 217-403-7212, 840-9434 | [email protected]

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2303 Southwood Drive, Monday, June 13, 2016, at 10:43 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported fire coming through the roof of the residence. Suppression efforts began immediately.

Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel responded to the call from Champaign Fire and PRO Ambulance. The fire was discovered by a neighbor who also called 911. The occupants were not home at the time of the fire. Crews entered the residence, and quickly extinguished the fire. The fire was brought under control at 11:07 p.m. There were no firefighter injuries reported. The occupant’s dogs and bird were rescued by two citizens. One citizen was taken for medical evaluation. The total damage estimate is currently unavailable. 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.