ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Fire Department officials began burning three condemned houses Monday, and people with breathing issues should take steps to protect their health.
The three abandoned homes were burned partially two weeks ago, and used to train arson investigators from around the state. Inside one of the homes, in the 1300 block of East First Avenue, firefighters discovered the remains of two pit bull dogs, and they believe the dogs were killed in dog fighting and dumped there.
The other two homes to be burned are in the 1400 block of Bonnyview Avenue and the 800 block of Riley Street. All the houses were condemned by the courts, and ordered destroyed as a are a nuisance to the community.
The fires should be completely out by 5:00 p.m. People with breathing issues in those East Albany streets are urged to stay inside with their windows shut.
There will be several road closures during the training that include: intersection of North Central Street and East First Avenue, 1300 Block of East First Avenue, 800 Block of Riley Street, 500 Block of Dunes Avenue, intersection of Bonnyview Avenue and Carroll Street, and the 1400 Block of Bonnyview Avenue.