Apartment complex catches fire

By Abby Llorico | allorico@wcia.com

Published 03/24 2016 06:21PM

Updated 03/24 2016 06:21PM

CHAMPAIGN -- People were forced out of their homes this morning after their apartment complex caught fire. It happened at the Champaign House Apartments on West Kirby Avenue in Champaign.

Firefighters arrived around 10:40 this morning. They say it was caused by a contractor making plumbing repairs. The fire started in a third floor apartment and spread to the attic.Several people were inside that apartment. They were able to escape unharmed. Others were evacuated as well.

The fire caused about $72,000 in damage.

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