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UPDATE: Authorities say fire at Cedar Rapids home was set intentionally

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A house fire in Cedar Rapids early Tuesday happened about an hour after police were at the same house for a domestic incident. A house fire in Cedar Rapids early Tuesday happened about an hour after police were at the same house for a domestic incident.
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A house fire in Cedar Rapids early Tuesday happened about an hour after police were at the same house for a domestic incident.  Authorities earlier said it wasn't clear if the two were related, but later in the morning said the fire was set intentionally.

Fire crews were called to the 2400 block of Fruitland Boulevard SW at 12:44 a.m. Tuesday.

Ken Ngombwa, 51, owns the house with Antoinette Mukakbanda. Authorities say Ngombwa allegedly left the scene before firefighters arrived.

Officials said there is significant fire, heat and smoke damage to the front bedroom of the home.

The main level of the home also sustained heavy smoke damage.

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