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Trash fires threaten school building

June 11, 2007

Albany -- Albany Firefighters are investigating a series of trash fires set Sunday night in East Albany, including one under a Dougherty High School portable classroom.

Firefighters say someone dumped trash out of several trash cans and set the piles on fire Sunday night about 8:30 on Tompkins and Pearce Avenues. At the school investigators say the trash ignited the grass under the ramp leading to the building.

 Firefighters say people in those neighborhoods should keep watch for arsonists. Deputy Chief David Eddins said "be very alert to what's going on in your neighborhood. Still there are restrictions on fires, on burning any kind of fire, so let's adhere to them as well."

 Eddins says if you know anything about these fires, call CRIME STOPPERS at 436-TIPS. The Albany Fire Department and Dougherty County School Police are investigating the fires.

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