Public Safety

Occupants displaced after Cedar Rapids home fire

A Cedar Rapids Fire Department vehicle leaves the Central Fire Station, 713 First Ave. SE, to respond to an call on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (Matthew Patane/The Gazette)
A Cedar Rapids Fire Department vehicle leaves the Central Fire Station, 713 First Ave. SE, to respond to an call on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (Matthew Patane/The Gazette)

Cedar Rapids firefighters responded to a fire in a single-family home on Saturday morning.

According to a report from the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to responded to smoke coming from the outside of a home located at 245 21st St NW Cedar Rapids, and a fire in the attic.

Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control and cut a hole in the roof to assist in smoke evacuation from the home. The damage is reportedly extensive and the family has been displaced and received assisted by the red cross. The report states and ambulance was dispatched, but no injuries were reported and no medical treatment was required.

Smoke alarms were reportedly not working. The Incident is under investigation.

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