The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 201 W Columbia Ave., Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 10:24 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in the duplex.
Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at the front door of the residence from a passerby. Once on the scene, crews reported a fire on the porch of one of the units of the duplex, beginning to extend to the attic of the home. Firefighters extended hose lines and quickly extinguished the fire.
The cause of this fire is incendiary. The occupants of the duplex have been displaced because of this fire. There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported.
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.