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Man dies after fire at Macon home

During the initial search, crews found a man in the house who appeared to be confined to a wheelchair. Coroner Leon Jones says the man was a double amputee.

MACON, Ga. — A man is dead after a fire at a Macon home on Saturday. 

According to Bibb County Chief Coroner Leon Jones, it happened at 3058 Alfred Drive. 

Macon-Bibb County Fire Chief Marvin Riggins says there was a lot of smoke and fire showing when fire crews arrived at the house around 12:30 p.m.

During the initial search, crews found a man in the house who appeared to be confined to a wheelchair. 

Jones says the man was a double amputee. 

Once crews got the man out of the home they started to try and resuscitate him, but they were unsuccessful.

Jones pronounced 69-year-old Douglas Combes dead at 1:30 p.m.

Riggins says the family has been notified.

Credit: Leon Jones

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