UPDATE: Person killed in Macon house fire identified

Bibb house fire kills one man

UPDATE:

One man is dead after a home on Duncan Avenue caught fire late Tuesday afternoon. 

Deputy Clay Williams with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says firefighters were dispatched to the home around 5 p.m. When they arrived, the house was engulfed in flames. 

5 people were in the home and 4 of them escaped without injury, but 62-year-old Charlie Hollingsworth did not make it out.

Bibb County Deputy Chief Coroner Lonnie Miley says Hollingsworth was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Miley says Hollingsworth's family tried to get him out of the fire, but he would not leave the home. 

"Sometimes in a house fire, when there is smoke and flames, they get very confused, ut for some reason, he would not exit the building," said Miley.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Hollingsworth's body has been sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy. 

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The person who was found dead inside the home has been identified as 62-year-old Charlie Hollingsworth. That's according to Deputy Clay Williams.

The cause of death is unknown right now. 

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One person is dead in a house fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones.

It happened on the 1200-block of Duncan Avenue -- that's between Central High School and I-75

Fire crews are at the scene right now. So far, the victim has not been identified and there's no word on the cause.

We'll update this story when more details are available.

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