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Geneva Tower Update for February 28, 2022

Updated: 2-28-22

Cedar Rapids Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the Geneva Tower fire on February 20, 2022 to be accidental. Smoking materials left unattended too close to combustible materials ignited in a room on the 9th floor and swiftly spread to floors 10, 11 and 12. This determination is based on interviews, on-scene interviews and coordination with other investigative entities.

AHNI continues to work with all the proper authorities to ensure residents are returning to a building that is safe. Move-in will take place in phases, as there is more damage to some floors than others.

As residents move back into their units, there will be a need for donations, of new household items as well as well as volunteers. If individuals are interested in volunteering or making donations of new household items, they can contact Nicole Ragsdale at

If you are interested in helping the families affected by the fire, you can make donations here or to the American Red Cross under the Disaster Relief donation designation.

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