The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire outside a home at 1613
Hedge Road, Monday, September 7, 2020, at 2:31 p.m. Fire crews quickly
extinguished the fire that began outside the single-family residence.
Firefighters responded to a report of a fire outside this single-story home. Once
on the scene, fire crews reported smoke and fire coming from the side of the
residence. Firefighters deployed a single hose line and extinguished the fire found
outside the home. Crews moved into the garage and extinguished the fire just
beginning to extend into the attic.
The cause of this fire is undetermined as investigators remain on the scene
conducting their investigation. There were no firefighter or occupant injuries
reported. Three people were home at the time of the fire and were outside when
firefighters arrived. The occupants will be displaced as a result of the damage.
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.