Category: Fire Department Press Releases

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 […]


Residential Fire – 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. Fire crews rescued four occupants from this single-family residential fire. Firefighters responded to multiple calls reporting the fire in the two-story home. Once on the scene, fire crews reported smoke and flames coming from […]