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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

November 24, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Fire Investigators say a vagrant started the first fire in a vacant home that flared up twice in a matter of hours.  

Fire Investigators were back at the home on Avalon Avenue Monday morning. They say a vagrant looking for warmth started a fire on the back bedroom floor.

Just before midnight firefighters were called to the home. Then just after four Saturday morning fire crews were called back to the same address, as the house went up in flames again.

Firefighters say if there are vacant homes in your neighborhood, vagrants pose a fire threat. "What's happening is they are destroying other people's property, and we stand a great risk of them losing their lives, because they don't think about the consequences," says Investigator Sam Harris of the Albany Fire Department.

If you see people inside a home that should be vacant, firefighters say you should call your local police or sheriff.

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