The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire outside a residence at 604 E. Eureka St., December 1, 2022, at 10:24 a.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire outside this single-family home.
Firefighters responded to a report of a fire outside this single-story home. Once on the scene, firefighters reported a small fire outside the home that had begun to extend to the siding. Fire crews deployed a single hose line and quickly extinguished the fire.
The cause of this fire is accidental and was attributed to improperly disposed smoking material. No firefighter or occupant injuries were reported.
The Champaign Fire Department reminds residents that do smoke, to not discard cigarettes in vegetation such as mulch, landscaping, dried grasses, leaves or other things that could ignite easily. Use only a deep, sturdy ashtray and place it away from anything that can burn.