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Cedar Rapids garage fire suspicious


CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)--  A garage fire in Cedar Rapids' flood zone is considered suspicious.

Fire crews were called to the 900 block of M Street Southwest just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

A caller reported a garage was on fire, next to his father's pick-up.

Officials say in the last two months, there have been at least two other intentional garage fires within this same block.

A 19-year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation. The victim apparently inhaled smoke as he was in the vicinity as firefighters were extinguishing the fire. The victim's name is not being released.

The house on the lot was previously demolished after the flood of June 2008. The detached garage was the only remaining structure on the lot.


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