Deadly house fire under investigation in Albany

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One person is dead following a house fire in Albany.

Emergency workers say it happened around 7:00 p.m. at a home on Tampa Avenue on Friday night.

According to Albany Fire Chief Joseph Gregory, there was heavy smoke and fire coming from the back of the building when they arrived.

The victim has been identified as 71-year-old Mazine Morgenbesser.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.