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Tools, vehicles destroyed in CR garage fire

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)-- A garage, two vehicles and thousands of dollars in tools are destroyed after a fire in Cedar Rapids Sunday.

Cedar Rapids Fire crews were called to a garage fire on 6th Street Northwest around 2:15 p.m.

Fire crews say the son of the garage's homeowner was working on one of the vehicles prior to the fire and had a wood burner fired up while he was working.

Fire officials say when he took a break to go inside, he looked outside to see smoke coming out of the garage.

No one was hurt.  The fire appears to have originated in the area around the wood burner where combustibles may have been too close.

Firefighters were able to prevent nearby buildings from being damaged.

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell


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