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Cedar Rapids Fire responds to ice rescue, fires over the weekend

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Cedar Rapids firefighters kept busy over the weekend, responding to an ice rescue and 2 fires.

Saturday, firefighters got a call around 2:45 p.m. for two teenage boys on the ice in the Cedar River near Edgewood Road.

They say 2 17-year old boys were nearly in the middle of the river hitting golf balls about 100 yards upstream from the Edgewood Road bridge.

Firefighters told the boys to walk the path they had taken to the river to come back to shore and they returned safely.

Around 12:15 a.m. Sunday, firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the 1000 block of 33rd St. NE.

They say the family of 4 were not home at the time and the fire had burned itself out.

They say there was fire damage in the kitchen with major smoke damage on the first floor.

Firefighters say the family's cat died and the family's dog has serious carbon monoxide poisoning.

Just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday, firefighters were called to a flatbed truck on fire next to a building.

This happened in the 4700 block of Tama St. SE. 

Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the blaze and prevent any damage to the adjacent building.

No-one was hurt.

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