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Overnight fire displaces 20 people


An overnight apartment fire in Cedar Rapids leaves 20 people without a home.

It happened at the Glenbrook West Apartments in the 4800 block of 1st Avenue just before 2:00 Sunday morning.

A first floor tenant said she saw flames in her bathroom.

Most of the fire damage occurred in a first floor apartment, but surrounding apartments sustained damage from a ruptured water pipe.

Everyone managed to get out of the building safely.

Several tenants are being assisted by the Red Cross.

Officials say an unattended candle caused the fire.

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