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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

January 21, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A South Albany home was destroyed by fire Thursday morning and investigators say it was arson. A couch was set on fire in this house on Burke Avenue.

Witnesses saw a woman running from the home as the fire started. Now, arson investigators are trying to track her down.

It took only minutes for Arson investigator Sam Harris to figure out how this fire in the 600 block of Burke Avenue was started. He said, "The initial investigation determined a fire was set in the living room on the arm of the sofa."

And Harris says it wasn't an accident. "It appears to be set with a flammable liquid. We are looking for a suspect that was seen fleeing from the scene."

Harris says he can't say for sure what type of accelerant was used, but we spotted this bottle of lighter fluid on the ground in back of the house. That was collected as evidence. "It's a definitive arson."

Witnesses told fire officials and WALB that a woman ran out of the house after the fire started. Investigators were conducting photo lineups this afternoon to get a positive ID on the suspect before taking out warrants.  

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