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Cedar Rapids Fire Department responds to business fire

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department responded to a commercial building at 2510 16th Avenue SW after employees called 911 and reported seeing smoke. The call came in around 9:00 a.m. after two employee's with Apparel 1 noticed the smoke upon entering. 

Upon arrival the fire department noted smoke in the front office as well as throughout the structure. Fire crews were able to locate a small fire above the suspended ceiling, after further investigation. 

There was no one inside the commercial building at the time, according to the employees. Most of the damage was contained to the front office as well as some smoke damage in the rest of the business.  

According to their website, Apparel 1 is a printing company that specializes in screen printing, embroidery, and graphic design. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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