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Cedar Rapids apartment building catches fire

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Fire crews found "fire in the walls" at an apartment building in Cedar Rapids this afternoon.

Cedar Rapids firefighters were called to 3633 Center Point Rd NE just before 2:00 p.m. today after people nearby smelled smoke and heard fire alarms. When crews arrived they found light smoke coming from the roof vents. 

Crews found a fire in the walls and attic of the building's laundry room on the second floor.  Firefighters opened up the walls and attic and found a smoldering fire that was quickly brought under control.

Crews removed a lot of insulation to ensure the fire didn't spread. There were people inside the apartment building when the fire sparked, but everyone was able to make it out all right.

The cause is not known at this time.

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