At least six apartments damaged in Friday blaze

awomack@macon.comMarch 11, 2013 

Two apartments were burned and four others were damaged by smoke just after 11 p.m. Friday at the East Ridge Apartments on Crissy Drive.

Macon-Bibb County Fire Chief Marvin Riggins said the blaze started on the lower level of the complex, located about a mile east of the Wal-Mart on Gray Highway.

The official cause of the fire has not been released.

A resident told authorities that a neighbor knocked on her door and “told her to get out because the children set the apartment on fire,” according to a Macon police report released Monday.

A portion of Gray Highway was temporarily closed while firefighters battled the blaze.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.

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