Evacuations at apartment fire

Published 09/25 2012 05:11PM

Updated 09/25 2012 06:29PM

Update: 5:21 pm, 9/25/12, Tuesday
CHAMPAIGN -- Investigators are leaving the cause of an apartment fire "undetermined." It started Monday afternoon in an apartment at 310 East Chalmers.

The damage is estimated as a total loss of $100,000. The front room of a second floor apartment was gutted. Officials say it could have been worse if a neighbor hadn't heard the alarm and called for help.

Original: 6:10 pm, 9/24/12, Monday
CHAMPAIGN -- Crews are on the scene of an apartment building. It started before 5 pm at 310 East Chalmers.

People saw smoke coming from the roof, and witnesses reported seeing smoke coming from the light sockets. Residents were evacuated.

Streets in the area are blocked off to traffic. So far, no word on injuries or a cause.

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