The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a home at 9 Sherwood Court, Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 11:17 p.m. Fire crews rescued two occupants and extinguished the fire that had heavily damaged the home.
Firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the home at 9 Sherwood Court. Once on the scene, fire crews reported smoke and flames coming from the home. Firefighters deployed multiple hose lines into the heavily involved home. Fire crews rescued two occupants from the home. Crews quickly extinguished the fire.
The cause of this fire is undetermined as investigators remain on the scene conducting their investigation. There were no firefighter injuries reported. Two occupants of the home were transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, one was transported with non-life-threatening injuries, and a fourth was not injured.
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.