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Neighbors spring into action to rescue fire victims

A fire that happened at an apartment complex at 2135 Blairs Ferry Road NE just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. (CBS2/FOX28)

Four people were hurt when fire raced through a Cedar Rapids apartment complex. Witnesses on the scene reported seeing victims hanging out of windows screaming for help. Some nearby grabbed a blanket to help some trapped by the flames to jump to safety. Of the four people hurt, two were taken to the hospital but are expected to recover.

It all started at the apartment complex at 2135 Blairs Ferry Road NE just before 5:30 p.m. 10 of the 12 units in the apartment were occupied and most sustained moderate to heavy damage. The cause of the fire is now under investigation. The Red Cross and the Salvation Army are helping those are displaced.

CRFD tells CBS2/FOX28 that 4 people suffered minor injuries. A witness tells CBS2/FOX28 News that some people jumped from second and third story windows to escape.




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