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Fire heavily damages home and garage in Champaign

Residential Fire at 112 E. Hill St. in Champaign on the night of December 3, 2022.

CHAMPAIGN – A fire heavily damaged a home and detached garage in Champaign late Saturday night.

Fire Department Public Information Officer Randy Smith said no one was hurt in the fire and the cause is still under investigation.

When firefighters responded to 112 East Hill Street just before 9:00 p.m., a detached garage on fire. Flames had also jumped to an adjacent two-story home. 

Multiple fire crews worked together to extinguish the fire in both buildings. 

Smith says the residents of the home were away at the time of the fire.  But they will need to find an alternative place to stay.

Fire heavily damaged a home on December 15, 2022. (Reginald Hardwick/IPM News)
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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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