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Surge protector shorts, sparks house fire on Nixon Drive in Albany

A short in a surge protector sparked a fire on Nixon Drive on Thursday. (Source: WALB) A short in a surge protector sparked a fire on Nixon Drive on Thursday. (Source: WALB)
Firefighters estimated that the home sustained about $30,000 in damages. (Source: WALB) Firefighters estimated that the home sustained about $30,000 in damages. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany firefighters responded to a house fire on Nixon Drive Thursday afternoon.

Fire investigators said the homeowner was moving materials around in a bedroom and moved a surge protector that shorted.

The electrical short sparked a fire in the heavily packed room.  

Fortunately, no one was injured.

Firefighters estimated that the home sustained about $30,000 in damages, with fire and smoke damage to the bedroom and adjoining hall.

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