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Fire severely damages E Avenue home; 5 people displaced

Cedar Rapids, IOWA – According to the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, this unfortunate incident occurred around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday.

It happened in the 1500 block of E Avenue.

Cedar Rapids Fire Department crews responded to a report of a house fire.

The responding crews saw flames and smoke coming out of the home.

They were not able to stop flames from heavily damaging the home.

No one was injured in this incident, CRFD officials said.

One of the residents dialed 911 after discovering fire outside.

It’s a single-family design coverted to a multi-room apartment and has been renovated multiple times.

The Fire Department said that five residents were displaced from their home.

The cause of fire remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

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