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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -A massive fire destroyed an Albany home around 7:00 p.m. Sunday on East Doublegate drive. The family who lived there was not harmed.

The fire started in the attic on the left side of the house from our view. The Albany Fire Department fought the flames for more than an hour before they were able put it out. The mother, Hilary Houston, says she smelt smoke earlier this evening but didn't think it was inside her home.

Around 5:00 p.m., she heard what sounded like animals running on the roof. That's when her roof began collapsing and flames started spewing out of the attic.

Neighbors watched as dozens of fire fighters fought the blaze that engulfed the home. The Albany Fire Department is still investigating the cause of the fire. Fire crews say when fires start in the attic they're tough to distinguish quickly because they tend to spread through the whole roof. The structure is made to keep rain water out which makes it more difficult for firefighter to access the area. WALB will have more updates on this investigation as it continues.


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