Fire at Champaign Apartment Displaces Several Residents

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CHAMPAIGN- Several residents are left wondering where they are going to sleep tonight after a fire started in an apartment at the Champaign House Apartments.

The fire began around 10:40 AM at a single apartment on the south end of the building. The apartment was on the top floor, causing the fire to reach into the attic. It did not spread to any other apartments, although several apartments below did sustain water damage.

The fire is being considered accidental after it was caused by a contractor completing plumbing work.

All residents in apartments near the fire were evacuated for safety, but were allowed to return a couple hours after the fire. The occupants of the apartments close to the source of the fire have to make other accommodations until all the damage to the building is completed. Although, it is unclear when they will be able to return.

No residents or fire fighters were injured in the fire.

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