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UPDATE: Firefighters estimate $100,000 worth of damage following Mt. Vernon RD fire

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Emergency crews at the scene of a structure fire on Mt. Vernon Rd. SE in Cedar Rapids Tuesday afternoon. (Michelle Corless, KWWL) Emergency crews at the scene of a structure fire on Mt. Vernon Rd. SE in Cedar Rapids Tuesday afternoon. (Michelle Corless, KWWL)
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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Tuesday afternoon Cedar Rapids firefighters were called to assist the West Bertram Fire Department put out a fire on Mount Vernon Rd SE. The fire was in a large steel building on the same property as a house. The building housed construction equipment as well as vehicles and other belongings.

Firefighters estimate there was about $100,000 worth of damages. Nobody was injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Mt. Vernon Road SE in Cedar Rapids has been reopened Tuesday evening after being closed for a couple of hours due to a large structure fire.

Motorists are now able to normally use Mt. Vernon Road SE near R.L. Snitker Construction, which was on fire Tuesday afternoon.

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Traffic is being rerouted due to a large structure fire on Mt. Vernon Road SE in Cedar Rapids as of Tuesday afternoon.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office said they were currently on scene of a structure fire at 4303 Mt. Vernon Road SE at around 3:11 p.m. Tuesday.

That address is the location of R.L. Snitker Construction, according to a Google search.

Deputies said they closed traffic at the location and rerouted eastbound traffic to East Post Road SE and westbound traffic to 44th St. SE.

KWWL has a crew on the way and will update this story shortly.



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