Campustown fire causes $100,000 in damage
CHAMPAIGN — A fire on Monday in Campustown caused $100,000 damage.
Champaign fire officials on Tuesday released the damage estimate from a fire that occurred a little before 5 p.m. on Monday at 310 Chalmers St.
Investigators weren't able to find a cause for the fire, which was reported by a neighbor who noticed an alarm going off and called 911. Residents reported seeing flames coming from a window air conditioner in the apartment of Jonathon Ho, but when firefighters arrived, they saw no smoke or flames from the outside, a report said.
They found fire in the second-floor apartment and had it out within 10 minutes of the call.
Investigators estimate damage to the building at $70,000 and to contents at another $30,000. Champaign fire spokeswoman Dena Schumacher said the damage "would be dramatically adjusted" if the neighbor hadn't called.
Kennedy Wilson is listed as the owner of the building, the department said.