Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Garage Fire – 1000 Block of W. Union St.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire inside a detached single-car garage in the 1000 block of W. Union St., Friday, December 25, 2020, at 1:05 a.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire that was contained to the garage. Firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from this single-car garage. Once on the […]


Apartment Fire – 1807 Sangamon Drive

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire inside an apartment at 1807 Sangamon Drive, Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 9:51 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire that was contained to a single unit. Firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from this single-story four-unit apartment building. Once on the scene, fire crews […]


Multi-Family Residential Fire – 707 S. Fourth St.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to the roof on fire at 707 S. Fourth St., Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 3:02 a.m. Ten fire crews worked to extinguish the fire that was contained to the roof of the apartment building. Firefighters responded to multiple reports of a fire on the roof. Once on the scene, […]


Building Permits Issued

Building Permits Issued The Champaign Fire Department’s Building Safety Division recently issued the following building permits for projects with an estimated construction value of $250,000 or more. Address Value of Construction Date Issued Type Use 1204 Sussex Ct $461,900 10-19-20 New Single Family Home 401 E Daniel St $2,710,350 10-19-20 Alteration Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity […]


Residential Fire – 808 W. Healey St.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a home on fire at 808 W. Healey St., Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 7:09 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in the single-family residence. Firefighters responded to multiple calls reporting the fire in the two-story home. Once on the scene, fire crews reported smoke and flames coming […]


Champaign Firefighters Receive the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal Unit Citation Award

The Champaign Fire Department is honored to announce that five firefighters have been awarded the Unit Citation Award for their courageous efforts to rescue two fire victims during a fire in a residence on December 21, 2019. The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has awarded Lieutenant Jason Rector (Squad 171), Firefighter Josh […]


Multi-Family Residential Fire – 805 S. Mattis Ave.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire at 805 S. Mattis Ave., Friday, October 9, 2020, at 2:21 a.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire that was contained to the kitchen of the apartment. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire inside an apartment, called in by the occupant. Once on the […]


Residential Fire – 1518 Hedge Road

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fully involved vacant structure at 1518 Hedge Road, Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 10:10 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire that engulfed the former home. Firefighters responded to a report of a fully involved single-story home. Once on the scene, fire crews reported a heavily involved house […]


Champaign Fire Department Reminds the Community To “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

There’s nothing like spending time in the kitchen cooking a delicious meal for family and friends. However, did you know cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries? Before you serve up that meal, take time to serve up fire safety in the kitchen. The National Fire Protection Association’s 2020 Fire […]


Champaign Fire Department Encourages Our Community to Observe a Moment of Silence in Honor of Those Lost on 9/11

The Champaign Fire Department asks the public to observe a moment of silence and reflection at 8:46 a.m on Friday, September 11. This marks the time Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center on a day that claimed the lives of thousands of Americans. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year […]