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Firefighters respond to house fire on Gatewood drive

Battalion Chief Matthew Jefferson, Albany Fire Department Battalion Chief Matthew Jefferson, Albany Fire Department
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany firefighters responded to a home fire Sunday morning between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. at 108 Gatewood Drive. 

Fire officials said hot grease was left unattended on the stove causing damage to the kitchen and attic.

There was heavy smoke and heat damage throughout the home.

" Well one of the occupants, the mother, she stated that she left the stove on and she was awakened by one of the children and told that the kitchen was on fire, and they all exited the building," said Battalion Chief Matthew Jefferson, Albany Fire Department. 

A mother, father and two kids were in the home at the time of the blaze, but no one was hurt.

The family is now staying with a relative.

Officials said the fire caused about $10,000 in damage. They used 600 gallons of water to extinguish the fire. 

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