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Fire reported at Empire Chinese Restaurant

Fire reported at Empire Chinese Restaurant

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 5, 2014

Champaign firefighters responded to a fire at Empire Chinese Restaurant, 410 E. Green St. at 4:17 p.m. When firefighters arrived on scene they found smoke coming from the front of the building, according to a press release from the Champaign Fire Department. The fire initially started in the restaurant’s kitchen and al...

Crews respond to late night fire on John Street

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 21, 2014

The Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire in an apartment building at 207 E. John St. at around midnight Monday night. The fire was located in a storage room in a parking garage at the apartment building, according to Champaign Fire Marshal John Koller. The building was evacuated, and the fire w...

C-U combats arson, fewer cases in 2013

By Brittney Nadler

November 14, 2013

Four arsons have hit Champaign since Aug. 1, although the total number of cases has decreased since last year, said Champaign Fire Marshal John Koller.  “I don’t know that this is anything unusual, necessarily,” he said. “When we have a cluster of a few close together in the same neighborhood, that...