Update: According to Albany Fire Department's Arson Investigator, Sam Harris, the fire at the duplex in the 1100 block of Clark Avenue was intentionally set.Police have arrested 29-year-old Hosea Bingham, who is being charged with arson and stalking his ex-girlfriend according to Albany Police Department officials.The second fire AFD responded to Wednesday morning remains under investigation.Harris tells FOX 31 it was set in the bedroom and that anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS.Initial Story:The Albany Fire Department was called to the scene of two fires on Wednesday morning.
The first call was from a duplex in the 1100 block of Clark Avenue. Firefighters arrived to heavy smoke and flames sometime after 5 a.m.
A family of three has been displaced. The cause of the fire is unknown and is still under investigation.
The second fire happened in an apartment in the 600 block of West Gordon. Shortly after 6 a.m. firefighters received a call about a structure fire. When they arrived, flames were coming from a bedroom. One neighbor had to be helped out of the home. The resident of the burning home had already evacuated the apartment, but is now displaced.
Investigators are still working to determine the cause.