Cedar Rapids family displaced by fire on 900 block of B Ave. NW

CEDAR RAPIDS — A family of four was displaced by an early morning fire.

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department was called to the 900 block of B Avenue NW around 5:19 a.m. Thursday for a report of a structure fire. Responding crews discovered the fire was at 910 B Ave. NW. Fire and smoke were showing from the second floor of the home, according to the fire department.

The occupants of the home were evacuating when the fire department arrived. It was unknown at the time if there were more people inside.

Firefighters encountered fire in the second floor and attic of the home, necessitating a response from additional fire personnel. Firefighters got the fire under control and confirmed no one else was home.

The home sustained heavy fire, smoke and water damage to the second floor and attic. Crews placed salvage covers on the first floor to preserve belongings there, but the first floor and basement still took on moderate water damage.

There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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