Vacant Structure Fire – 106 Roper Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 106 Roper Street, Thursday, November 24, 2016, at 7:25 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the vacant structure.  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 Arrow Ambulance.  Crews entered the structure, and quickly extinguished the fire.  The fire was brought under control at 7:53 p.m.  There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported.  The total damage estimate is currently $5,000 to the structure.  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, Deputy Fire Marshal | 217-403-7212