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Man injured in garage fire on Houston Court NE

Fire injured a man and destroyed a garage at 1264 Houston Ct. NE in Cedar Rapids on Friday, May...
Fire injured a man and destroyed a garage at 1264 Houston Ct. NE in Cedar Rapids on Friday, May 20, 2016. (Brea Love, KCRG-TV9)(KCRG)
Published: May. 20, 2016 at 10:28 AM CDT
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Cedar Rapids firefighters said a 40-year-old man was injured in a fire that destroyed a garage Friday morning.

It happened just after 7 a.m. at 1264 Houston Court NE. According to a news release, preliminary reports indicate multiple explosions inside the garage preceded the fire.

Fire crews report finding the man outside the garage when they arrived. An ambulance took him to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment.

Firefighters said heat from the fire melted siding on the home at 1270 Houston Street NE.

Crews have not yet determined what caused the fire.