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Cedar Rapids Bar Fire


Fire crews in Cedar Rapids are investigating the cause of a late night business fire and explosion.

Just before 11:00 p.m. Sunday night, crews were called to the Sixth Gear Bar and Grill in the 4600 block of J St. SW.

Witnesses said there was a loud bang that sounded like an explosion. When crews arrived, they found a large fire in the kitchen near the back of the building, with smaller fires burning in other parts of the building. Debris was thrown as far as 200 yards from the building.

The back half of the business contained the kitchen, coolers, a mechanical room and an office.

The business was closed on Sunday. One of the owners reports trash had been emptied at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, and the building was not occupied.

There were no injuries reported.

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