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Basement Fire Damages Cedar Rapids Home

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    April 3, 2014 | 9:39 am
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A Cedar Rapids home sustained a moderate amount of smoke damage after a Friday night fire.

    Fire crews were first called out to a home at 117 Dover Street NE in Cedar Rapids around 6:00 Friday night. The Cedar Rapids Fire Department did not see any smoke or fire on arrival, but were hit with black smoke when they opened the door.

    Crews found a fire in the basement of the home and quickly extinguished it.

    Everyone inside the home was able to escape the house unharmed. Fire crews also rescued two cats from inside the house.

    The cause of the fire is still under investigation.