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Albany overnight fire rekindles, destroys home


ALBANY, N.Y. – An overnight fire in Albany brought fire-fighters to Lenox Avenue at around midnight and then returned them at 4:50 a.m., when the flames rekindled.

The Albany Fire Department was called to 219 Lenox Avenue at around 11:42 p.m. on Saturday night.

After battling the fire for around two hours, the fire department left the scene of the home at 2:30 a.m., satiated by the belief that the fire had been fully extinguished.

Fire-fighters took all necessary precautions, searching the scene for hot-spots and assuring that nothing potentially dangerous had been missed.

Fire Chief Forezzi reports that the fire department has, at this point, "ruled out incendiary."

A cause has yet to be determined, and the investigation will continue throughout the upcoming week.

The structure was a complete loss, and was demolished on Sunday. The home had been occupied at the time of the first fire.

No injuries were sustained as a result of the fire.

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