Category: Fire Department Press Releases

Residential Fire – 804 Centennial Dr.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a residence at 804 Centennial Dr., Thursday, March 3, at 8:09 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in this single-family home. Firefighters responded to a report from an occupant of a fire in this two-story residence. Once on the scene, fire crews reported heavy fire […]


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 1603 Peppermill Ln $296,900 2/10/22 New Single Family 2009 Max Run Dr $400,000 2/11/22 New Single Family 2201 N Prospect $383,700 2/11/22 Alteration […]


Apartment Fire – 52 E Armory Ave.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in an apartment building at 52 E. Armory Ave., Wednesday, February 16th, at 10:17 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished a small fire in this three-story apartment building. Firefighters responded to a report of a burning odor in a second-floor apartment called in by the occupant. Once on […]


Residential Fire – 508 E Eureka St.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a vacant home at 508 E. Eureka St., Wednesday, February 16th, at 2:21 p.m. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in this single-family home. Firefighters responded to a report of light smoke coming from this vacant two-story residence called in by a passerby. Once on the […]


Ladder 161 Involved in Accident While Responding to Emergency

Shortly after 7:13 a.m. this morning, while responding to an emergency at 302 E. John St., Champaign Fire Department’s Ladder 161 was involved in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Neil and Green streets. A firefighter on Ladder 161 and the occupant of the second vehicle were both treated on scene and transported to […]


Champaign Fire Department Will Be Conducting Ice Rescue Training

The Champaign Fire Department will be conducting ice rescue training January 31st and February 2nd and 4th, at Kaufman Lake, 2702 W. Springfield Avenue, Champaign. Fire department instructors will lead a scenario designed to simulate an ice rescue, reinforcing victim removal skills. There will be three daily sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. to allow for […]


UPDATE Residential Fire – 305 Flora Dr.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a single-family home at 305 Flora Dr. where one firefighter was severely injured while battling the fire. The firefighter remains in severe but stable condition at a local hospital. During fire suppression activities, the injured firefighter’s self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) mask became dislodged from the firefighter’s […]