West Society fire might be arson - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

West Society fire might be arson

Posted: Updated:
Firefighters make their way into a home in Albany.  The cause of the fire is still undetermined. Firefighters make their way into a home in Albany. The cause of the fire is still undetermined.
An AFD truck sits in the 600 block of West Society Avenue.  A duplex caught fire around 1:00 Thursday afternoon. An AFD truck sits in the 600 block of West Society Avenue. A duplex caught fire around 1:00 Thursday afternoon.
An ambulance makes its way to the hospital.  Two people were treated and one went to the hospital. An ambulance makes its way to the hospital. Two people were treated and one went to the hospital.
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:57:34 GMT
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
  • Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Easter Bunny visits hospitalized children

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:52:00 GMT
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
    The Easter Bunny made an appearance at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital today.   The Dougherty County Police Department partnered with the Easter Bunny Foundation to deliver stuffed Easter Bunnies to childrenMore >>
  • Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

    Storm clean up is underway at wildlife rehabilitation center

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:46:45 GMT
    Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.   Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cagesMore >>
    Storm Clean up is underway at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Thomasville.   Sierra Dorpinghouse is all geared up and ready to help with clean up after Friday's storm damaged several animal cagesMore >>

Two people were hurt in a fire at an Albany duplex Thursday afternoon that left a woman and her six children without a home.

Firefighters say this could be an arson case.

Investigators are still looking into the cause, but neighbors say the woman had been receiving threats.

The fire started at about 1:00 p.m.

Smoke was pouring out of the home when firefighters arrived.

They went in and quickly got it under control, but it flared up about an hour and a half later and they had to return to the scene.

No one was home when the fire started.

But before firefighters got there one man ran inside to try to put out the fire.

He was taken to a hospital and a woman outside of the home was treated for smoke inhalation.

Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.   Feedback

Powered by WorldNow