Public Safety

House fire that injured two firefighters, killed family's cat was intentionally set, officials say

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)

A northeast Cedar Rapids fire that damaged a family’s home was set intentionally, officials said Monday.

The Friday fire at 1639 Hollywood Blvd. NE — in which a family of four’s cat died and two firefighters were injured — resulted in the sun porch and a portion of the kitchen receiving extensive fire damage.

The family of four was been displaced due to the fire.

According to a news release, the investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the fire department at 319-286-5200.

The two firefighters who were injured have been treated and released, said Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow.

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