Falling limb blamed for Albany house fire

Falling limb blamed for Albany house fire

Albany Firefighters are urging homeowners to trim trees hanging over the power lines.

About 5 Monday afternoon, a tree limb fell and knocked down the power line leading to Darnet Sanders home in the 500 block of Jefferies Avenue.

It tore the weather head from the meter and sparked an electrical fire inside the wall.

Battalion Chief Matthew Jefferson said "Pecan trees. Pine trees, oak trees will have a tendency, the dead limbs, now that it's springtime. Sometimes coming in, they will fall."

The fire caused $500 in damage to the home. 

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