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Duplex fire blamed on arsonist

AFD's Sam Harris AFD's Sam Harris

Albany Fire and Police investigators are asking for help to identify an arsonist responsible for a fire that heavily damaged a South Albany duplex. 

The fire was spotted about 3:30 Saturday morning in the 1300 block of South Madison Street.

Neighbors say a vagrant who rides a bicycle, had been staying inside the vacant duplex. They believe his smoking started the blaze.

"Anyone in that area that sees a black male riding a bicycle, that is a grown man, and they are leaving from the 1300 block of South Madison, please notify CRIMESTOPPERS, or the Albany Fire  Department," said Investigator Sam Harris.

The left side of the duplex was a complete loss, while the right side was damaged by smoke.

If you've got information, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 436-TIPS.

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