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Albany firefighters battle house fire on North Haley Street

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany home sustained heavy fire and smoke damage Friday night when a candle's flame was apparently spread.

The fire started just before 8 p.m. at a home in the 500 block of North Haley Street.

Firefighters said the blaze is still under investigation, but apparently, a child had papers that caught on fire from a candle. Then while trying to extinguish the fire, bedding also caught fire, sparking a larger blaze.

Both persons in the home escaped unharmed, but about 30 percent of the home was destroyed by the fire.

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