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Albany Firefighters called to house fire

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  A vacant house in Central Albany went up in flames Wednesday afternoon and fire investigators say it was likely arson.

A man walking down North Haley Street spotted the fire just before 12:30.

He told neighbor Henry Nix who called 911. The owner of the house told fire investigators no one lived there and it had been boarded up for nearly 15 years. There was no electricity running to the building.

Nix says he saw the back door kicked in about two weeks ago. He thinks vagrants had been going in and out. So does the Fire Chief.

Chief James Carswell said, "Some of the neighbors said they saw people in and out of there so we can assume vagrants were using either to house keep or drug use or whatever."

"Me telling myself now, I probably should have reported that that back door was open, probably some transients living in there," Henry Nix said.

The fire was under control within 30 minutes. Fire officials are investigating the fire as arson. Anyone with information about who may have been in the home should contact the fire department.

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