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Two dogs, one cat killed in Cedar Rapids house fire

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Two dogs and a cat were killed in a house fire in Cedar Rapids on Monday afternoon.

Greg Buelow, Public Information Officer for the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, says firefighters were called to 3359 Falcon Drive NE at around 1:49 p.m. Monday after several people called 911 to report a house fire.

When they arrived on scene, crews found flames shooting from the back of the two-story home.  They say the fire consumed the sunroom and the deck on the back of the home.

The fire had begun to spread to the kitchen and living room before the fire was put out, according to officials.

Buelow says firefighters were able to minimize damage to the home by directing the water through the sunroom and away from the inside of the house.

Buelow says the owners of the home, 52-year-old Gerald Kubik and 54-year-old Karla Kubik, were not home at the time, but their two dogs and one cat did die in the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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