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Fire at St. James United Methodist Church

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

     A fire started this morning at a church in Cedar Rapids around 8:15 a.m. It happened at St. James United Methodist Church, 1430 Ellis Boulevard NW. 

    There is a before school daycare at the school, and all adults and children were able to escape safely before the firefighters arrived. The students were taken to their regular school destinations. 

    The fire started in the furnace room and smoke was seen from the roof on the south side of the church. Preliminary reports indicate that the fire is related to a furnace issue. 

    No injuries were reported, and all adults and children have been accounted for. The fire is under control at this time. 

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