No injuries reported in Champaign apartment fire

No injuries reported in Champaign apartment fire

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Fire Department investigators remained Monday evening at the scene of a fire that damaged an apartment on the University of Illinois campus.

Nobody was reported hurt.

According to a fire department report, firefighters were called to a three-story wood-frame apartment complex at 310 E. Chalmers Street, C, about 4:51 p.m. Monday.

Residents reported seeing flames coming from a window air-conditioning unit for one of the apartments.

When firefighters arrived, they initially found no smoke or fire showing from the exterior of the building but soon located a fire in an apartment on the second floor and extinguished it.

Nobody was in the apartment at the time of the fire, but between 20 and 30 people were evacuated from the building.

While the fire was largely limited to the single apartment, firefighters also reported damage to some siding on the exterior of the building.

The fire was under control by 5:01 p.m. and firefighters left the scene by 6:30 p.m.

The owner of the building was listed as Kennedy Wilson.

Investigators from the Champaign Fire Department were still looking for a cause for the fire Monday evening. No estimate on the dollar amount of damage was available as of Monday night.

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