What is going on with all the arson’s in Cedar Rapids? The recent abandoned Tree Service arson marks Some argue it’s kids but I am beginning to wonder if it isn’t the officials themselves!
One building wasn’t set on fire once but twice and officials have no suspects! Perhaps they have too many people to look through since so many complaints have been filed about the building. The Local media closed the comments on this story so we can only speculate. http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Cedar-Rapids-Fire-Crews-Battle-Structure-Fire-160160635.html Perhaps it’s because this fire would expose the disparity between flood affected homeowners versus flood affected commercial properties.
Citizens with information about this fire are encouraged to call the Arson Hotline at telephone number: (800) 532-1459 or the Cedar Rapids Fire Department at (319) 286-5200. Citizens that supply information that helps resolve suspected arson cases may be eligible for financial reward.
This building has been falling apart across from the Public Works building for years. There have been several official complaints lodged with the city. If the city had been as aggressive with the owner of this business, Adair Holdings, as they are with the citizens of Cedar Rapids about cutting their grass or replacing a window this fire might not have happened, twice.
I have complained about this structure for years and so it was no surprise to me to hear that the building was set on fire twice. I went to the scene and talked with some of the neighbors. Here is my video from that:
The bottom line is there are families who live in nearby homes that are impacted by these fires so the arson’s must stop!