Items tagged: vacant structure

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 […]

Property Maintenance Staff Provides Update on West Kirby Avenue Vacant Structure

Due to outstanding code violations including boarded doors and windows, a property on West Kirby Avenue became subject to the requirements of the vacant nuisance residential buildings ordinance.  Failure of the property owner to comply with the ordinance resulted in the case being forwarded to the City Legal Department for litigation.  As a result of […]

Recent Fires Cause Damage to Homes, Structures

This week included a rash of fires in apartments, parking lots, and residential homes. The home at 714 W. Vine has been vacant for more than two years and has been undergoing rehabilitation under the City’s Vacant Nuisance Residential Building program. The fire started in the basement and created a large hole in the first floor. The […]

Code Compliance Conducts Vacant Structure Inspection

On February 8, 2017, Rehabilitation Technician Joe Lewis and Property Maintenance Inspector Susan Jones conducted an interior inspection of the property located at 507 E. Columbia. The City acquired this property through a Judicial Deed process due to the structure meeting state requirements to consider it abandoned. There were also no responses received from notifications issued to the […]

Vacant Structure Fire – 106 Roper Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 106 Roper Street, Thursday, November 24, 2016, at 7:25 p.m. Upon arrival on the scene, fire crews reported smoke coming from the vacant structure.  Suppression efforts began immediately. Twelve (12) pieces of Fire/Rescue/EMS equipment and approximately twenty-six (26) emergency response personnel responded to the call […]