Cedar Rapids police rescue unconscious woman from smoke-filled apartment

Published: May. 24, 2023 at 5:46 AM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Police rescued a woman who they said was unconscious after a fire caused smoke to fill the second floor of an apartment building in Cedar Rapids early Wednesday morning.

In a press release, officials said police officers nearby noticed smoke coming from the second floor of an apartment building in the 2200 block of C Street Southwest just after 4 a.m. Officers went inside and found a woman unconscious and pulled her from the building. The 40-year-old woman was taken to the hospital. There is no word yet on her condition.

Firefighters responded and put out a fire in the bedroom of one of the apartments. Firefighters were able to ventilate the building. No one else was hurt, but the woman was displaced.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.