URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — A couple lost everything in a house fire on Thursday.
The fire happened just outside of Urbana at High Cross Road between Curtis and Windsor Roads. The two-story garage, with a home on top, was destroyed.
The Philo Fire Protection District was one of 11 Champaign County firefighting agencies that responded to the fire. The chief of that district said the roof collapsed when firefighters arrived. There was heavy smoke coming from the house, and it covered part of the road.
Fire personnel from Savoy, Homer, St. Joseph, Tolono, Pesotum, Broadlands and Villa Grove also responded to the fire.
The person who was inside the home made it out safely, but everything inside the home was either damaged or destroyed, including two cars.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.