Residential Fire – 1318 Hedge Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1318 Hedge Road, Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 9:04 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the rear of the residence.  Suppression efforts began immediately.

Thirteen (13) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-seven (27) emergency response personnel responded to the call from Champaign Fire and Pro Ambulance.  Occupants of the home discovered the fire in a bedroom.  Fire crews entered the residence, and quickly extinguished the fire.  The fire was brought under control at 9:29 p.m.  The total damage estimate is $25,000 structure and $2,500 contents.  Investigators continue to work at the scene to determine the cause.

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.  Smoke alarms can provide early notification when seconds count.

Contact:  Randy Smith, Deputy Fire Marshal | 217-403-7212