Chief Battalion Kelly Harcrow says they aren't sure how the fire started.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
It happened around 11:40 Thursday night, Albany Fire Department received a call from a neighbor on the 900 block of Riley street, once officials arrived almost the entire home was already damaged. It took fire officials about an hour to get everything under control and another hr for an arson investigator to comb through the area.
At this point they aren't sure what exactly started it, neighbors say they didn't see anyone around the home and there was no power running. AFD says luckily no one was inside.
"The owner showed up and we talked to her someone was renting it but she hasn't been here, she's in the process in moving her stuff out so there was nobody here at the time," AFD Battalion Chief Kelly Harcrow said.
One firefighter said this was the worst they've had in the last couple of days. It took 3500 gallons of water to put out the blaze. AFD will continue to investigate to figure out if the fire was arson or an accident.