Firefighters return to scene of Monday fire

Firefighters return to scene of Monday fire

UPDATED 8:10 p.m. Tuesday

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign firefighters have returned to the scene of a house fire after smoke was reported coming from a roof.

According to a fire department report, firefighters were called to a home at 1708 W. Kirby Ave. at 3:08 p.m. Tuesday when smoke emerged after a worker from a cleanup company opened up the roof of the house.

Firefighters were called to the same home on Monday afternoon to respond to a fire that damaged the attic of the one-story home.

Champaign Fire Marshal John Koller said firefighters put out Monday’s fire in minutes and contained it to the attic.

Koller said Tuesday’s attic fire started after a cleanup company was removing debris from yesterday’s fire. Heat and wind ignited dust from the process, igniting the second fire.

According to the report, firefighters wet down some of the insulation and had the fire under control by 3:20 p.m.

Firefighters left the scene by 4:36 p.m.

Nobody was reported hurt.

Firefighters estimated total damage on Tuesday evening at about $50,000.

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