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Firefighter Treated For Injuries After Champaign Apartment Fire

Firefighters respond to multi-family home apartments in the 800 block of West Church Street in Champaign.

CHAMPAIGN – A firefighter is being treated for minor injuries after responding to an apartment fire in Champaign overnight.

Fire crews arrived at a multi-family home Friday at 1:10 a.m. in the 800 block of West Church Street.

The department says it extinguished a fire in a second-floor unit. The resident of the apartment was not home at the time and was displaced by the fire.

There’s no word yet on the cause or how much damage the fire caused.

A press release from the department says a firefighter was treated on scene and taken to the hospital for minor injuries. No other details were given.

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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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