Residential Fire – 310 N Russell St.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire outside a single-family home at 310 N Russell St., Tuesday, May 9, at 1:34 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire outside the home.

Firefighters responded to a report of a fire on the exterior of this single-story residence, called in by a passerby. Once on the scene, fire crews reported moderate smoke coming from the rear of the home. Firefighters deployed a single hose line and worked to extinguish the growing fire.

The cause of this fire is accidental and attributed to damage to the exterior electrical wiring of the home. There were no firefighter injuries reported. The occupants were not home at the time of the fire.