Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Residential Fire – 1902 Garden Hills Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 1902 Garden Hills Dr., Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 4:22 a.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews found very light smoke coming from the front door of a single-family home. Crews quickly extinguished a small fire in the kitchen using a fire extinguisher. All […]


Champaign Fire Department’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The Champaign Fire Department will have their annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Saturday, September 11th at 8:46 a.m. The Memorial Ceremony will take place at the northeast corner of West Side Park, 400 W University Avenue, at the Champaign Fire and Police Memorial. The public is invited to attend this outdoor event. For those unable […]


Champaign Police, Fire Departments Investigating Recent Fires

The Champaign Police and Fire Departments are seeking the public’s help in investigating multiple incidents occurring since July 7th of deliberately set fires resulting in property damage. Most incidents have occurred in the late night or early morning hours, typically between 2:00 and 5:00 am. Dates and addresses for these incidents include: July 7th, Hessel […]


Partial Building Collapse – 63 Chester St.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a partial building collapse at a vacant commercial structure at 63 Chester St., Saturday, June 26th, at 5:47 p.m. Fire crews have determined the building is vacant and closed nearby streets. Firefighters responded to a report of a partial building collapse at this commercial structure, called in by a […]


Champaign Fire Department Encourages Safe and Lawful Fireworks Celebrations

As Independence Day approaches and our community begins to celebrate July 4th, the City of Champaign reminds residents and visitors that fireworks can be dangerous and to celebrate safely by leaving the fireworks to the experts. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were approximately 10,000 fireworks-related, emergency department-treated injuries in 2019, with […]


Fire Investigation – 914 W. Beardsley Ave.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a home on fire at 914 W. Beardsley Ave., Thursday, April 29 at 9:06 a.m. Investigators have concluded their investigation into this fire and have determined it to be accidental. Through scene examination and interviews, investigators from the Champaign Fire Department and the Office of the Illinois State Fire […]