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Smoke alarms save two peoples' lives in Cedar Rapids fire


Smoke alarms saved two peoples' lives during a fire in Cedar Rapids Sunday morning.

Firefighters were called to 2049 Franklin Avenue Northeast just before 1 a.m.

Renters Chet and Kelsey Mumby woke up to the sound of smoke alarms. Both got out of the house with no injuries, but they were checked out for possible smoke inhalation.

A dog and a cat also escaped the fire.

Firefighters determined an electrical failure in a bathroom exhaust fan caused the fire.

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