Monday, July 21, 2014
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Officials from the Albany Fire Department were investigating on Monday what caused a fire to break out at around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at 2600 Northgate Road. (Staff Photo: Jennifer Parks)
ALBANY — A fire that broke out in northwest Albany on Sunday evening has resulted in a total loss of the dwelling, reports from the Albany Fire Department show.
Reports show firefighters responded at 7:35 p.m. to 2600 Northgate Road, located just off of Old Dawson Road, following calls regarding a structure fire. A shift report available from the AFD said three units were dispatched to the scene and immediately reported heavy smoke showing. The report goes on to say that firefighters were met in the yard by one the occupants who said that everyone had gotten out, and that the blaze was in the back of the house in the sauna room.
The report further states that firefighters pulled their attack line to the rear where one of the other occupants was found fighting the fire with a garden hose. Firefighters were able to knock down the fire after entering the sauna room, but the blaze had gotten into the attic by that time, the report said.
The property loss, the report said, was estimated to be at $250,000 with the content loss at $100,000 — making the home a total loss. The cleared time is listed as 4:21 a.m. on Monday, and investigators were at the scene later Monday morning to further assess the damage.
More information regarding the cause of the fire was not available Monday afternoon. The home is owned by Jimbo and Kay Pace.