Firefighters are investigating what started a house fire in East Albany around noon Friday.
Officials said it happened in a home at 3339 Sweetbrier in South Albany.
Officials said two brothers and a medical caretaker were in the house at the time. One of the brothers heard a smoke detector ringing and found a bedroom on fire.
Authorities said the caretaker called 911 and helped get everyone out of the house.
Then one of the brothers grabbed a water hose and officials said he crawled back in the house through a window and began fighting the fire.
"I would not suggest anyone else try what I tried today. It's dangerous. Hindsight I shouldn't have did it," said Michael Harper.
Harper was able to extinguish the flames, but said he knew it was not safe and the wrong thing to do in the situation.
Firefighters said a bed and some other items in the bedroom were burned, and the house sustained significant smoke damage.
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