Seven rescued from balconies after an Apartment Fire
Champaign – Eight people are
without a home after an apartment fire in Champaign
early Sunday morning.
It happened shortly after 5AM.
Firefighters were called to a 12 unit building at High View Court. The fire started in a
unit on the third floor, and quickly spread to the attic, trapping several
Raul Vnegas, explains what happened, "I
saw the flames busting out of the window and there was smoke everywhere and
then I went around and there was a family trapped in the balcony. Luckily the
firefighters got there in time and they got the ladders and got them out
Seven people were rescued from balconies.
The Red Cross was also on scene to help. Firefighters estimate a total of 100
thousand dollars in damage.