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Firefighters work in shifts on house fire

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

By Ben Roberts - bio | email

DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA (WALB) – Albany firefighters battled an especially smoky fire in east Dougherty County Thursday morning. The fire started around an old fire furnace under the home on Holly Drive about 9:00 a.m.

Fire crews had to cut through the floor to get to it. That took a while, so firefighters had to shuttle fresh crews inside every few minutes. 

Battalion Chief Marty Leverett said, "We set up an area over here where we got firemen staged, fresh firemen rehabbed and ready to go, and we get two in and two out, and we rehab them and we sent two more in to take their place."

Thankfully, everyone inside got out safely.  Phillip King was inside when he noticed the fire. "I was walking down the hallway in the house, and I smelled smoke, and I ran outside and saw smoke coming out from underneath the house, so I called 911, and I got my mom out," he said.

Four trucks responded to that fire. It took firefighters 30 minutes just to get the fire under control.  


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