CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – A firefighter was injured ‘fighting a fire’ at the University of Illinois football stadium in Champaign.
The fire started in a maintenance area around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Workers say they heard a loud boom, then saw black smoke. Officials revealed that the fire likely started in a vehicle used for groundskeeping.
Emergency crews don’t think the fire will have any impact on Friday night’s game between the Fighting Illini and Nebraska.