The Champaign Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire at 805 S. Mattis Ave., Friday, October 9, 2020, at 2:21 a.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire that was contained to the kitchen of the apartment.
Firefighters responded to a report of a fire inside an apartment, called in by the occupant. Once on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the two-story apartment building. Firefighters deployed a single hose line and extinguished the fire found in the kitchen.
The cause of this fire is accidental and was attributed to cooking. There were no firefighter or occupant injuries reported. The occupants of the single apartment 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.