Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Residential Fire – 1215 Redwood Dr.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a single-family home at 1215 Redwood Dr., Thursday, September 30th, at 3:51 p.m. Fire crews rescued one adult fire victim from the home. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at this single-story residence. Once on the scene, fire crews reported heavy smoke coming from […]


Champaign Fire Department Reminds the Community To “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!”

In a typical home, you can have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely after the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing the difference between your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm and what it means when they sound can save a life. The National Fire Protection Association’s 2021 Fire Prevention Week is October 3rd […]


Apartment Fire – 800 W Church St.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in an apartment at 800 W Church St., Friday, September 24, at 1:10 a.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in this multi-family home. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at this two-story apartment building. Once on the scene, fire crews reported a fire in […]


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 […]