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Albany home destroyed by fire

Sam Harris Sam Harris
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 The cause of an early morning fire that destroyed an East Albany home is still under investigation.

 Firefighters say the home in the 2000 block of Beachview Drive was engulfed in flames about 5:10 Monday morning when they arrived. The owner, Rochelle Harris, and a child escaped the blaze.

Investigators say the fire started in the kitchen, but they are still trying to find out what sparked it.

"The fire is undetermined.  And the fire originated in the kitchen area, but we have not determined the cause of the fire within the kitchen," said Albany Fire Investigator Sam Harris

The estimated damage to the home is $54,000.

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