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81-year-old forced out of home following chimney fire

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

An 81-year-old Cedar Rapids man is forced out of his home following a chimney fire.

The fire started around 10:30 p.m. at 2807 Lancelot Ln. NW. Fire crews responded to a report of smoke coming from the roof area.

Crews quickly made their way to the roof and put out the fire extending from the chimney.

81-year-old Richard Ernst was able to get out safely with no injuries. The cause of the fire is considered unintentional.

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