Fire Destroys West Champaign Apartment Building

March 28, 2012

Occupants of a West Champaign apartment building were safely evacuated after an early morning fire.

Champaign fire officials were called to a building at Stone Gate Village Apartments at 2403 West Springfield Avenue just before 4 a.m., after numerous reports of flames seen from the 3-story wood-framed structure.

As many as 14 fire apparatus and command cars were on the scene for several hours, applying water to smoldering areas as late as 9:30 a.m., and fire investigators remained on the scene around noon Wednesday.

Building owners will relocate all residents to other apartments. Damage is estimated at $1-million.

There's no word on the cause of the fire.

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