Multi-Family Residential Fire – 506 S. Fourth Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in an apartment building at 506 S. Fourth Street, Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 12:30 p.m.  Fire crews quickly extinguished a fire found in the laundry room in the parking garage.

Firefighters responded to a report from an occupant of 506 S. Fourth Street of a fire in a garbage can in the laundry room.  Once on the scene, crews encountered a fire contained to the laundry room.  Firefighters deployed a single hose line and quickly extinguished the fire.

The cause of this fire is undetermined as investigators remain on the scene conducting their investigation.  There were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported.  No residents were displaced.

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.


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