CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Emergency crews battled a house fire in southwest Cedar Rapids on Wednesday afternoon, which caused major damage to the structure.
The Cedar Rapids Fire Department responded to a report of smoke coming from the windows of a single-family home at 812 9th Avenue SW at 3:24 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find thick, black smoke coming from the house. Multiple firefighters entered the structure, and discovered fires burning on the first floor and in the basement. Officials observed holes in the floor on the first floor, possibly related to the fire. No working smoke detectors were active in the house.
Crews were able to put out the fire, and conducted a sweep of the home looking for occupants. None appeared to be home at the time of the fire, and nobody was injured.
• 5.9 percent of the 2 million vehicles that passed under I-380 cameras at Diagonal Drive were traveling 67 mph or faster in July and August, when cameras weren’t issuing tickets, up from .22 percent in a 2016 sample period when the cameras were ticketing, according to Iowa DOT data. Speeding 56 to 66 mph increased from 43.7 percent in 2016 to 71.3 percent in 2018, and those obeying the speed limit decreased from 47.5 to 22.8 percent. In the 2016 sample, a speed could not be recorded for 8.6 percent of vehicles passing the cameras, which could impact those findings and the extent of the increases.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) — Fire crews responded to a building on 9th AVE Wednesday evening for a report of a fire from the third floor.
According to Cedar Rapids Public Information Officer Greg Buelow, significant flames were showing upon emergency crews arrival.
“Almost all of the drivers knew where the cameras were, so as police officers have told me, people who know where the cameras are slow down at the cameras and speed up just past the cameras,” Gent said. “Providing this information is like measuring the speeds at a location today and then tomorrow going out there and putting a police car at that location and measuring speeds. Obviously speeds will go down with a police car.”