ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Fire investigators now know the cause of an early morning house fire in South Albany.
Investigator Sam Harris says it was an electrical short that sparked flames at 1409 1/2 West Lincoln Avenue. He says there were several shorts in the kitchen and living room. Firefighters arrived around 1:20 after neighbors saw the flames and called 911.
"The fire had burnt the power lines so we had live power lines on the ground. We're thinking now that there was still power on in the apartment. We did a primary search and didn't find anybody in it," said Kelly Harcrow, Albany Fire Battalion Chief.
Neighbors say the previous residents moved out about three weeks ago but the owner left the power on to make repairs. The house was destroyed but no one was hurt.