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Mobile home fire investigated for tampered meter

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June 1, 2005

Albany -- Water, Gas, and Light Investigators are checking to see if an East Albany mobile home, destroyed by fire Wednesday morning, had it's power illegally turned back on.

W.G.& L. turned the power to this mobile home off last week. About 9:15 Neighbors spotted fire in the home, and went to knock on the doors to warn them.

Tameika Faison and her six children live in the home, but were not there when the fire started. But Fire investigators say the fire started in the kitchen around the stove, and the power was on.

Now they want to know if a tampered meter could have caused the blaze. Albany Fire Chief James Carswell said "It could be, or some kind of electrical short in or around that area. Obviously until we get into it a little deeper into it, we won't know for sure."

The home was a total loss. Firefighters put the damage estimate at 7-thousand 500 dollars.

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