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Cremation stack catches fire at CR crematorium

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - A Cedar Rapids crematorium has been damaged by a fire that started around the building's cremation stack.

Cedar Rapids firefighters were called to the Cedar Cremation Center around 10 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived smoke and flames were shooting from the cremation stack.

The damage was contained to the stack and a stone facade and collar that surround it.

No injuries were reported.

There doesn't appear to be any damage to the crematory machine, which cremation center staff said is valued at about $85,000.

Online News Director: Nate Leding

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