Someone trying to steal electricity may have ignited a vacant house Tuesday morning near downtown Macon.
Macon-Bibb County firefighters were called to the 500 block of Edgewood Avenue near Third Street at about 7:20 a.m.
Crews arrived to find a boarded-up house with flames that shot through the roof and a power line arching.
Arson investigator Sgt. Ben Gleaton said he did not think the house was deliberately set on fire but he is just beginning his investigation.
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"It looks like somebody was stealing power," Gleaton said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68CRIME or the Georgia Arson Hotline at (800) 282-5804.