116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
NORTH LIBERTY — All occupants safely escaped a North Liberty fire on Sunday.
According to a city news release, the North Liberty Fire Department was called to a fire at 2:13 p.m. Sunday at 1557 Burr Dr. Authorities said neighbors had discovered a fire outside of the home and alerted the residents.
Crews knocked down the fire, which sped through the eaves and into the attic of the townhouse. It was brought under control within 26 minutes of firefighters arriving on scene. A cat was also rescued.
The home sustained extensive fire and smoke damage, but a loss estimate is not yet available. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Red Cross is assisting occupants with their needs, the city said.
The North Liberty Fire Department was assisted by the Coralville, Solon, Swisher, Iowa City and Tiffin fire departments, North Liberty police, Johnson County Ambulance, MidAmerican Energy, Hodge Construction and the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center.
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