Apartment Fire – 408 Stoughton St.

The Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments responded to a working fire at 408 Stoughton St., Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 12:08 a.m.  Fire crews quickly contained the fire to a first-floor apartment.

Firefighters responded to the working fire called in by a passerby.  Once on the scene, crews found smoke and fire coming from a first-floor apartment.  Firefighters extended a single hose line and quickly extinguished the fire.

One occupant of the building has been displaced because of this fire.  There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported.  The cause of the fire remains undetermined as investigators continue their 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.

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