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Video captures flames, phone call of Saturday's house fire

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Cell phone video captured by a neighbor gives a closer look at a fire overtaking a house in Cedar Rapids over the weekend.

The fire broke out after 2 a.m. in the 1600 block of Timber Court Southeast.

The video captures by Tabby Barnes shows the flames as fire crews worked for hours putting out the flames.

"Barb, your house is on fire, are you guys in the house? You need to get out of the house," screamed  Barnes in the video.

Barnes lives across the street from the burning home, she called the homeowners to let them know their home was on fire and they needed to get out.

"Your garage and your house is on fire! Get out and go tell your neighbors," said Barnes

Barnes says she was taking her dog out when she saw the flames and that saw this as she was taking her dog out.

Other neighbors say she heard a popping sound like an explosion.

"We heard a loud explosion look out my window and noticed the two cars on fire," said Michelle Z. "Shocked, worried about the people inside."

Jeff Girman lives about four doors down from the fire and says his kids woke him up after the loud explosion.

His family rushed down the street.

"30 foot billowing flames coming out of the garage side of the house," said Girman

Neighbors say here were at least six fire trucks on scene.

In the video Barnes shared with us you could see two firefighters on top of the roof methodically working to help ventilate and release the heat and fire.

Moments after, fire crews say part of the roof collapsed.

Neighbors says it appears the fire started with a car sitting in the driveway and quickly spread to another car, then the house.

Neighbors tell us there are four people that live in the home - and they did make it out.

Fire investigators are still trying to determine the exact cause of the fire.

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