Public Safety

Dog dies in Cedar Rapids home fire; resident escapes safely

Engine 1, Truck 1 and Rescue 1 are parked in the bay at the new Cedar Rapids Central Fire Station on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Cedar Rapids. (Liz Martin/The Gazette-KCRG)
Engine 1, Truck 1 and Rescue 1 are parked in the bay at the new Cedar Rapids Central Fire Station on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Cedar Rapids. (Liz Martin/The Gazette-KCRG)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Firefighters extinguished a house fire in southwest Cedar Rapids that claimed the life of a dog Friday.

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department responded to 4420 Bowling St. SW at noon Friday to find a manufactured home engulfed in flames threatening to spread to neighboring homes. The person who lived in the home escaped, bystanders told firefighters, and neighbors also evacutated nearby homes.

The resident was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment, but a dog inside the home during the fire died.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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