No one hurt in Penfield house fire that causes extensive damage

No one hurt in Penfield house fire that causes extensive damage

PENFIELD — A Penfield home and its contents sustained an estimated $100,000 damage when it caught fire late Tuesday morning.

Gifford Assistant Fire Chief Brodie Crozier said the fire caused extensive damage to the basement of the home at 401 Elm St., and smoke and heat damage to the rest of the house.

The owner, Teresa Bice, was not home when the fire was discovered.

Champaign County Mutual Aid Box Alarm System investigators were unable to pinpoint the cause of the fire.

Firefighters from four departments responded to the 11:58 a.m. call. In addition to Gifford, which has Penfield in its district, departments from Rantoul, Ogden-Royal and Blue Grass (Potomac) responded.

Crozier said about 36 firefighters were on the scene for about three hours.

No injuries were reported, and no neighboring property was threatened.

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