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Early morning fire destroys Cedar Rapids home

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department said an early morning fire destroyed a home at 1123 21st Street SE Friday morning.

Crews were called to the home at about 4:45 a.m. and arrived to find flames coming from the roof and windows on the south side.

Firefighters entered through the back door and found that heat from the growing fire had been absorbed into the walls and contents of the room. They noted that most of the second floor and a stairwell had already been consumed by fire.

Greg Buelow, the Cedar Rapids Fire Department Public Information Officer, said the house is a total loss.

The fire was reported by a neighbor because the owner, Carlo Brewster, 38, was not home at the time of the fire.

No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.

Brewster will stay with nearby relatives.

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