Residents evacuated after fire on First and Daniel streets

By Andrew Mason

An apartment complex was evacuated late Friday afternoon after a fire

broke out on the third floor of the building.

Authorities were called to the University Group-owned building at 106 E. Daniel Street at about 5 p.m. to

respond to a fire in apartment 32.

At least five engines responded to the scene as displaced residents

gathered around the area of First and Daniel streets.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, said Champaign Deputy Fire Chief Tim Wild. However, the damage was contained to the apartment.

Authorities were still attempting to find the occupants at the time of publication.

Residents were allowed back into the complex just before 6 p.m. as

authorities surveyed the damage.

After emerging from apartment 32, University Group employee Andrew

Smith characterized the damage as “severe.”

There were no injuries.