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Man returns to home on fire


CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - A man returned home to find his attic on fire Monday evening.

Firefighters were called to 507 Longview Drive NE at 6:30 p.m. when the owner of a house reported heavy smoke in the attic.

David Rose, 54, could smell smoke when he opened the door to his house. Rose reported a solid wall of black smoke in the attic, so he shut the door to the attic, and called 911. 

Fire crews reported that the entire attic was charged with smoke. Firefighters extinguished flames towards the front of the house in the attic, and contained the fire, heat and smoke damage to the attic. Firefighters cut holes in the roof to check for extension and removed smoldering insulation.

The owner was not injured, but will be displaced due to smoke damage throughout the house and utilities being shut off.

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