Faulty chimney ruled cause of house fire - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Faulty chimney ruled cause of house fire

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.


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly