Residential Fire – 1002 W. Hill Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1002 W. Hill Street, Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 3:25 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the eaves of a two-story home. Suppression efforts began immediately. Emergency responders from the Champaign Fire Department and Arrow Ambulance responded to a fire in this single family home, discovered by the occupants. Firefighters advanced a hose line to the 2nd floor and had extinguished the fire by 3:53 a.m. Two adults and one child were asleep at the time of the fire and were alerted to the fire by working smoke alarms. The adult male was evaluated by Arrow Ambulance but not transported. There were no firefighter injuries reported. The total damage estimate is $67,500 to the structure and contents. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. Investigators remain on scene interviewing the occupants and performing a scene examination.

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.