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NEW DETAILS: Man dies after rescue from fire

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- A Cedar Rapids man has died after being rescued from an apartment fire at Creekside Apartments in Cedar Rapids Thursday morning.

According to the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, 59-year old Ernest L. Moomey, died Thursday evening at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Firefighters were called to the apartment at 7:19 a.m. Thursday, finding Moomey outside of apartment unit #123. Moomey was the only occupant in the apartment fire. The fire investigator has determined that the fire originated in a waste paper basket between the bed and the chair. There were no working smoke alarms in the apartment.  

This is the second fire fatality in Cedar Rapids this year.


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