Items tagged: Fire

Residential Fire – 2204 Brookhaven Dr.

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in a home at 2204 Brookhaven Dr., Friday, May 8, 2020, at 6:34 a.m.  Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire in the single-family residence. Firefighters responded to a report from a neighbor of smoke and fire coming from the garage of the single-story home.  Once on the […]


VIDEO MESSAGE: Fire Chief Addresses COVID-19

Please click HERE to watch the Fire Chief addressing the state of Champaign’s fire services following Champaign County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. TRANSCRIPT FOLLOWS: Hello, I am Champaign Fire Chief Gary Ludwig. As many of you are aware, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District announced that Champaign County has had its first confirmed case of […]


Media Advisory – Sherwood Court Smoke Alarm Blitz

The Champaign Fire Department has organized a “Smoke Alarm Blitz” in the neighborhood that surrounds the home of the overnight fire at 9 Sherwood Court.  On Sunday, December 22, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Fire Department crews will be going door-to-door on Sherwood Court offering to check smoke alarms. Crews will offer to install free smoke […]


Multi-Family Residential Fire – 506 S. Fourth Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in an apartment building at 506 S. Fourth Street, Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 12:30 p.m.  Fire crews quickly extinguished a fire found in the laundry room in the parking garage. Firefighters responded to a report from an occupant of 506 S. Fourth Street of a fire […]


Champaign Police, Fire, and METCAD 9-1-1 “Jump Into Action” to Fight Hunger

First responders from Champaign Police, Champaign Fire, METCAD 9-1-1, and Mayor Feinen participated in the Eastern Illinois Foodbank “Jump into Action” repack event on December 2-3, 2019. Teams from local public safety departments volunteered their time and went head-to-head to compete to see who could repackage the most meals in one hour. Financial donations to […]


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 2001 S First St $422,000 11-4-19 Commercial alteration State Farm Office 109 Kenwood $6,405,883 10-31-19 Commercial addition Swann Special Care Center 2019 Overall […]