Public Safety

Cedar Rapids family and dog escape early morning fire

Engine 1 pulls out of the Cedar Rapids Central Fire Station on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Cedar Rapids. (Gazette file photo)
Engine 1 pulls out of the Cedar Rapids Central Fire Station on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Cedar Rapids. (Gazette file photo)

An early morning fire has left a Cedar Rapids family and their dog displaced.

According to a news release, the Cedar Rapids Fire Department responded to calls of a fire at around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Upon arrival at 1643 32nd St. N, a single family rental home, responding personnel noticed fire showing from the exterior back side of the home.

Firefighters stopped the fire and water from further damaging the inside of the home. Both occupants made it out safely, along with their family dog. Although damge to the home was “minor,” Red Cross assisted the family after power had to be disconnected from the home, according to the release.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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