The Albany Fire Department responded to a fire at a home on Plantation Drive Friday afternoon.
No one was home at the time. The fire started because of a space heater that was turned on while the resident was away and was close to clothing.
Brian Bradshaw is the owner of Paul Davis Emergency Services and says his company handles fire and smoke cleanup after fires.
He urges people to be cautious when using space heaters.
"Situations like this can be prevented by leaving heaters at least three feet away from any time of clothing whether it's drapes, bedding, and any type of fabric," Bradshaw said.
He says heaters should always be off when not at home.
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