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Suspicious Vacant House Fire
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -- Investigators are looking for the person responsible for a vacant house fire in Cedar Rapids. Firefighters were called to 393 15th Street SE around 8:30am Monday morning. The home had been vacated because of violations. Authorities say no one was inside when they arrived and no one was hurt.
Crews knocked down flames found on the second floor that had engulfed a mattress and part of a wall in an upstairs bedroom.
Investigators say the fire started in the area of the mattress, but an exact cause has not been determined.
Authorities say a human element was involved, indicated that someone was trespassing and staying inside the home.
The investigation continues.