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Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
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Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
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Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
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Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
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Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
By David Fuller June 20, 2008
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An female Albany firefighter was injured when she was hit by falling debris while fighting flames at a house at 1101 Duke Lane.
The fire appears to have begun in the garage area, but so far investigators don't know how the fire started.
Firefighter Christy Bengis was possibly hit by debris that fell from the ceiling. She was taken to the hospital where we're told she was also treated for heat exhaustion. Investigators did not know who lived at the house, but neighbor Jessie James said a man had moved in about a month ago.
"I had just drove up in my driveway; my wife told me the neighbors house was on fire and I looked up around the awning area on the back and I could see the fire and smoke right over that area," said neighbor Jessie A. James Sr.
"Then, by that time, she said let's get the dogs out from over there, so I want and got his dogs, and then by that time I looked around (and) the smoke was really smoking up around the chimney area and I called 911."
Firefighters were on the scene for a couple of hours. Firefighter Christy Bengis is in good condition at Phoebe Putney hospital.
Earlier, firefighters in East Dougherty were busy putting out nine small grass fires along U.S. 19 South. Assistant Fire Chief Allen Cravey said the fires were in the 1400 to 1600 blocks of the highway.
He said they don't know how the grass fires started, but suspect the origin may have been sparks from a chain or other metal being dragged by a vehicle.