Coralville businesses see fire damages

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 09, 2011 7:20 AM

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Two Coralville businesses were significantly damaged by fire, and emergency personnel worked for more than two hours to extinguish the flames on Monday.

Officials said the fire began at 2421 James St. around 11:30 a.m., primarily damaging No. 1 Cab & Auto Repair and Auto Toyz.

At least four business located in the building sustained smoke and heat damage, Coralville Fire officials said.

The fire was extinguished by 2 p.m., and fire personnel remained on the scene until 5:30 p.m. checking the adjoining buildings for hot spots and removing heat and smoke, officials said.

Coralville fire officials said no one was injured in the fire; the cause remains under investigation.

— by Hayley Bruce

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