ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany woman lost everything to a fire Friday night, but is thankful to be alive.
Cora Williams and a friend were sleeping in her home on the 600 block of Johnny W Williams Road Friday night when she woke up to a commotion.
"And my nieces and nephews were banging on the window and I heard glass cracking," said Williams.
Around 10 o'clock last night Willams' niece and nephew noticed that her house was on fire.
"I never saw a fire that big in my life" Brian Haire.
They ran to the home doing anything they could to rescue their aunt. Haire broke her bedroom window open with his bare hands.
"Most people in a fire don't die from the fire, they die from the smoke," said Curtwana Dawson. "So you have to move quick and I would want someone to do it for me."
Albany firefighters received the call at 10:19 p.m. Firefighters arrived at the scene at 10:25 p.m.
Dawson and Haire are thankful their aunt is alright, but now Williams says she's left with nothing.
"We're safe..but everything else I've lost," said Williams. "Everything else my cars my clothes my furniture...everything else is gone."
The losses from the fire is a pain that she is all too familiar with.
"94 I lost everything to the flood in 94...now I am back I done did it again," said Williams.
Williams is unsure what the future holds, but for now all she wants to do is thank her niece and nephews.
The home and attic had substantial smoke damage. The carport suffered heavy fire damage. The three cars in the carport also received damage from the blaze.
Firefighters put out the blaze at about 11:00 p.m. There were no reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Williams is now staying with family. They have started a Go Fund Me page for her. You may find out how to support Williams' cause by clicking here.