Public Safety

Garage damaged by fire in Cedar Rapids; no one hurt

A Linn County Sheriff's Office squad car. (file photo)
A Linn County Sheriff's Office squad car. (file photo)

CEDAR RAPIDS — No one was injured when a fire started in a Cedar Rapids garage Sunday afternoon.

Around 4:23 p.m. Sunday, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Vernon/Lisbon Ambulance and multiple area fire departments responded to 1721 Cedar Crest Drive for a structure fire. The occupants of the home got out safely and no one was injured by the fire, authorities said.

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The sheriff’s office said the fire started with the homeowner’s Ford Explorer and spread to the garage. The garage sustained some fire and smoke damage and the Explorer was a total loss.

The fire remains under investigation.

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