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Macon-Bibb Fire Works Heavily Involved Home with Fatality

By SHANE SHIFFLETT, Correspondent | April 08, 2020 | GEORGIA

Story No. 051420104

Macon, GA - Just before 10:00 P.M. on April 8th, Macon-Bibb County Fire was alerted by a passerby to the 8900 block of Thomaston Road (GA-74) for a house on fire.

On arrival, firefighters encountered heavy fire conditions with the fire already venting through the roof. Crews dropped lines, made an aggressive attack and found an 84-year-old female deceased.

The fire traveled through several sections of the home. Two firefighters were injured in the blaze, one of which received smoke inhalation. The other received a laceration. They were both hospitalized and then released. Bibb County Coroner was called to the scene where the female was pronounced dead.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.