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Albany duplex fire intentionally set

Albany Fire Department Arson Investigators say a fire that did significant damage to a duplex in northwest Albany was deliberately set.

Investigators were back Monday morning examining the duplex in the 2800 block of Partridge Drive.

The home burned Sunday night about eleven o'clock.

Two firefighters suffered slight injuries fighting the blaze.

One had a bruised knee, and the other a burned arm.

Both were treated by paramedics at the scene and continued work.

Arson investigators say the fire was set in several areas on the kitchen floor. 

Albany Fire Department Investigator Sam Harris said "The fire originated in the kitchen at floor level. We're looking into leads as to who might have set the fire."

Fire victim Courtney Roberts said "Everything downstairs, mainly the kitchen is completely burned. But we had a lot of heavy smoke damage to the upstairs and the living room."

The renters, Courtney Roberts and Lorenzo Burney,were not home at the time.

They told investigators they saw a couple of suspicious men hanging out behind the duplex.

Their unit sustained fire, smoke, and water damage.

There's some smoke and water damage in the other unit.

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