Albany house burns to the ground

Albany house burns to the ground

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A South Albany house fire is under investigation. The structure was supposed to be vacant, but apparently a woman was living in it, and now investigators are searching for her.

Fire investigators want your help finding that woman, who they believe was a vagrant, who was openly living in that structure that burned this morning.

"There is a lady that has been living in the structure.  We are looking for here to contact in reference to what had happened.  It was not someone who had been renting the structure," said Albany Fire Investigator Sam Harris.

Neighbors told us they had met the woman, and she was very open that she was living in the house.  Investigators say the fire was started in the living room of the small house, but the exact cause of the fire has not been determined.

 If you have any information about the woman's whereabouts you could earn a reward. Call CRIMESTOPPERS at 436-TIPS.

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