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Space heater sparks house fire

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

October 24, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB)  - A sleeping South Albany family escaped injury when a space heater set their bed on fire Friday morning.

About 6:30 Jack Williams and Joanne Jackson woke up to find their bed ablaze in this house in the 500 block of West Gordon Avenue.

They rushed to get three children ages 1, 2, and 3, out of the burning house.

Thankfully no one was injured.

Firefighters say there were no working smoke detectors in the home, and the fire was caused by the space heater being too close to their bed.

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