Champaign store temporarily closes following fire

Champaign store temporarily closes following fire

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign store has been temporarily closed after a fire caused an estimated $8,000 damage to the building on Tuesday morning.

Nobody was reported hurt.

Firefighters responded to a report of smoke at Maurices at 1901 N. Market St., Champaign, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

When the firefighters arrived they discovered that there had been a small fire, but it had been extinguished by the building’s fire sprinkler system.

The owner of the building was listed as General Growth Properties.

The cause of the fire was still undetermined on Tuesday afternoon, according to Champaign Fire Marshal John Koller,

According to a written release, store employees will be relocated to nearby Maurices stores until the Champaign store reopens.

“We look forward to serving our customers and reopening soon,” said District Manager Paige Hunter.

Shoppers can visit other stores in Danville, Tuscola, Decatur or Bloomington, according to the report.

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