Force Drive house fire cause termed 'suspicious'

Force Drive house fire cause termed 'suspicious'

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One Albany firefighter suffered a minor injury fighting a house fire Thursday afternoon, inside a home that should have been vacant.

Firefighter Christopher Webb twisted his ankle inside the home, had it treated at the scene, and returned to work.

Fire officials say the home was heavily involved in flames when they arrived.

Richard and Wendy Jordan own the home, but said it should have been vacant.

Investigators say the cause is still undetermined, but termed suspicious.

Albany Fire Chief Ron Rowe said "It did have furniture and other belongings in it. But still under investigation.  We're not sure the cause of the fire yet.  So we are treating it as a suspicious fire at this time."

Firefighters noted that the back door to the home was open when they arrived.

The fire damage to the home was estimated at $27,500 dollars.

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