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Albany-- Investigators say a space heater definitely started the fire that killed an Albany baby Monday night, but they still have questions about his tragic death.

Investigators spent today combing a front room where 10-month old Rashawn Jenkins died. He was found dead sitting in his high chair Monday night.

Wednesday, investigators re-created the source of the fire to determine how it started. "We also found debris that melted or adhered to the screen, so we feel pretty comfortable now that the cause was the space heater being too close to some combustibles," said Chief James Carswell of the Albany Fire Department.

Witnesses say bystanders were causing trouble while firefighters fought the flames, and Investigators will look at videotapes made Monday night.

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