A fire at the Cedar Memorial Funeral Park in Cedar Rapids had a portion of First Avenue closed down. Firefighters responded to the blaze at around 8:15 p.m Thursday. They found smoke and heavy flames coming from a maintenance building. Crews needed to close First Avenue because fire hydrants were located on the opposite side of the road.


Viewer video footage of a fire at Cedar Memorial Cemetery (courtesy David Albery). Here's what we know about the fire: http://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/crfd-battling-fire-at-cedar-memorial-cemetery

Posted by KGAN CBS 2 on Thursday, April 7, 2016


Firefighters say the shed was a total loss. No one was injured during the blaze. Initial reports are that a malfunctioning furnace may have started the fire.

First Avenue has reopened to traffic.


[via CBS2]