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Cedar Rapids fire kills one, 11 others displaced

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)-- One person is dead and 11 others are without a home Tuesday morning after a fire on the northeast side of Cedar Rapids.

Fire officials were called to a house fire in the 1500 block of A Avenue NE just after 10 p.m. Monday.

When fire crews arrived, fire and heavy smoke was coming out of the second floor structure.  

Firefighters were able to rescue an elderly man from the second floor, but he later died at the hospital. His name has not been released.

The residential home had eight rental units, seven of which were occupied at the time of the fire.

Nine adults and two children did get out safely without injury.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.  

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell

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