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Macon apartments catch fire for the 2nd time in a year

An apartment complex off Log Cabin Drive caught fire Wednesday morning, damaging several units.

MACON, Ga. — A Macon apartment complex caught fire Wednesday morning, causing damage to about 16 units. 

The flames broke out at the Green Meadows Townhouses on Log Cabin Drive. Pictures and videos from the scene show damage to units on at least three floors of one of the buildings.

Macon-Bibb Assistant Fire Chief Shane Edwards says the call came in around 6:05 a.m.

He says the fire started in a vacant apartment. Firefighters went in and evacuated the remaining apartments in the building. 

Edwards says at this time, the fire is under control, but multiple units have water and fire damage. 16 units had to have their power pulled and gas turned off. 

Management for the complex says about 45 people are displaced, and the Red Cross is working with those people to find a safe place to live. 

At this time, Edwards says they don't know the cause of the fire.

Another fire broke out at the same complex last August, displacing 50 people. 17 units were damaged then.

Fire investigators say that fire started behind building C.

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This is a developing story and will be updated as more details become available.

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