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Subway fire underway investigation

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

November 7, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Police and Fire investigators are trying to figure out who tried to set a south Albany restaurant on fire Thursday night.

Shortly after 7:30, someone threw some sort of incendiary device at the front door of the Subway at the corner of South Slappey Boulevard and Holloway Avenue.

Employees and customers quickly jumped into action.

"There were employees inside along with customers and they heard a large boom, and the customers looked out and saw that the exterior of the building was on fire, upon arrival the customer we found out a customer had used a dry powder extinguisher to extinguish it," said Battalion Chief Michael Styles, Albany Fire Department.

A lighter was found outside the restaurant near the incendiary device.

The restaurant on suffered minor damage. No one was injured.

If you know anything about this arson you can call Crimestoppers at 436-TIPS.

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