Cause of fire at Sherman Hall under investigation

Cause of fire at Sherman Hall under investigation

CHAMPAIGN — Nobody was reported hurt in a fire on the University of Illinois campus on Sunday night.

According to a Champaign Fire Department report, firefighters were called to a fire at Sherman Hall, 909 S. Fifth St., Champaign, at 7:36 p.m. Sunday

When firefighters arrived, they observed no fire or smoke on the outside of the building.

The fire was reportedly limited to a single room on the sixth floor of the 13-story-tall section of the complex.

A woman who lived in that room approached firefighters to tell them that it was her room that was on fire.

All the residents of the 13-story section were evacuated from that portion of Sherman Hall. They were sent to a lobby in the low-rise section and a lobby between the two sections.

According to firefighters, the fire was already put out by a sprinkler system by the time firefighters had arrived.

Firefighters remained on the scene Sunday night to investigate the cause of the fire.

The fire department had not determined a dollar amount for the damage on Sunday night.

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