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Faulty chimney ruled cause of house fire

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A 68-year old East Albany man lost his home in a late night fire.

Johnny Williams home on Crescent Drive caught fire around ten Sunday night. Firefighters said the blaze started behind the fireplace because of a faulty chimney.

And a five gallon plastic tank of gasoline stored next to it melted and fueld the flames. Williams and another person in the house got out OK.

Firefighters estimate the damage at $50,000.

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