OGLETHORPE, Ga. — The Macon County fire that killed four people early Saturday may have started in a clothes dryer.
That's according to Oglethorpe Fire Chief Billy Martin.
He said he believes the victims were a father and three children. No one else was in the home, he said.
Martin says a neighbor reported the fire at 524 Kaigle St. around 2:45 a.m.
"I live around four or five blocks from there and as I left my house, I could see the fire," he said.
The two-bedroom wood-frame home was engulfed when crews arrived, he said.
He said investigators from the state fire marshal's office believe the fire started in the family's clothes dryer -- possibly from lint or from oily clothes.
County coroner Brenda Oglesby said the victims appeared to be a young adult man and three children under the age of 10.
They do not have positive identifications yet, and autopsies are scheduled for next week.
This is a developing story, stick with 13WMAZ for updates.
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