UPDATE: Champaign car fire was intentionally set (w/ video)

UPDATE: Champaign car fire was intentionally set (w/ video)

New 12:54 p.m. Friday:

A Champaign Fire Department official said Friday morning's car fire in front of a house on the northwest side of the city was intentionally set.

Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith said investigators don't know yet what was used to start a fire in the car, which was in the driveway of the home at 3322 Stoneway Court.

Smith said crews were called out to the blaze around 3:25 a.m. Friday.

Smith said fire crews had to rip the garage door off the building to make sure the flames had not extended further into the home. He said there is minor smoke and fire damage to the garage, but Smith said the smoke did not extend into the house. Some of the siding on the outside of the house melted as well.

A dollar damage estimate is not yet known. There were no injuries.

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Original story, published 5:58 a.m. Friday:

Champaign fire officials are investigating the cause of a blaze Friday morning that started in a car in the driveway and caused minor damage to a house on the northwest side of the city.

Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith says firefighters were called to a home at 3322 Stoneway Court around 3:25 a.m. for a report of a car on fire.

Smith says fire crews had to rip the garage door off the building to make sure the flames had not extended further into the home.

He says there is minor smoke and fire damage to the garage, but Smith says the smoke did not extend into the house.

Some of the siding on the outside of the house melted as well.

Smith says the house, which includes four different units, is habitable.

A dollar damage estimate is not yet known. There were no injuries.

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