Southwest Cedar Rapids car wash engulfed in flames

Published: May. 3, 2021 at 2:54 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - A car wash on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids was in a significant fire on Monday afternoon, according to video from the scene.

The fire, based on eyewitness reports and video submitted by a KCRG-TV9 viewer, was at the Blue Lagoon Car Wash, located at 5721 C Street SW just south of U.S. Highway 30. Large amounts of smoke and flames were visible in the video.

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department said that a vehicle inside the car wash caught fire shortly before 2:10 p.m., which then spread to the rest of the building. Multiple crews of firefighters worked to put out the flames using a defensive strategy.

No injuries were reported. The building is considered a total loss, according to fire department officials.

The Cedar Rapids Police Department and Area Ambulance Service assisted in the emergency response.

An investigation into how the vehicle caught fire is ongoing.

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