Public Safety

Duchess Cleaners fire determined to be arson

A fire and arson investigator with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department talks on the telephone at the scene of an early morning structure fire at Duchess Cleaners, 3905 Center Point Rd NE, in northeast Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. The firefighters responded to the blaze at 4:56 a.m. The building was destroyed. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
A fire and arson investigator with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department talks on the telephone at the scene of an early morning structure fire at Duchess Cleaners, 3905 Center Point Rd NE, in northeast Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. The firefighters responded to the blaze at 4:56 a.m. The building was destroyed. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
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According to the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, Monday morning’s fire at Duchess Cleaners, 3905 Center Point Road NE has been determined to be arson.

According to a release, the fire — reported at 4:56 a.m. Monday resulted in a total loss for the building. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information regarding this fire is encouraged to contact the Cedar Rapids Fire Department at (319) 286 — 5200

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