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Investigation continues into Cedar Rapids rental home fire


Cedar Rapids fire investigators continue to look into what sparked a Tuesday afternoon fire that damaged a rental home.

Crews were called to 406 E Avenue NW just after 4:00 p.m. when a passer-by noticed smoke coming from the front windows.

Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the side windows and back door.  Once inside, crews found that flames had spread from the kitchen cabinets into the ceiling.  They say the fire was mainly contained to the kitchen area. 

Greg Buelow, Public Information Officer for the fire department, says the home is owned by Chien Van Nguyen of Cedar Rapids.  He adds that a renter just moved out of the house on Sunday.

There was electric and gas service to the home which were disconnected by firefighters.

The investigation into what started the fire continues.

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