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Family survives early AM blaze

 April 7, 2008

 Albany -- A Dougherty County couple escaped from their burning home this home this morning thanks to a life saving wake up call from their three and five-year-old sons.  

Chris Davis and Nikki Burnette say they were sleeping in their home at 3708 Slade Road when the fire began in a back bedroom. Their young sons saw the flames and woke them up just in time to get out. 

"My oldest son came in there and said 'Mama, there's fire.' We went out there, and the far bedroom on this side of the house had smoke, flames in it. We got 'em out, and called 9-1-1," said Nikki Burnette.

Fire fighters were able to control the flames, but the home received severe smoke and fire damage. No word yet on what started the fire.


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