A 68-year-old woman died Monday morning in a house fire at 849 Lilly Ave. in Macon.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said 70-year-old Robert Dudley tried to get his sister, Ruby Davis, out of the burning house after a fire broke out about 1:30 a.m., but there was too much fire and smoke. Davis was found dead, seated in a chair in the living room area of the home.
Another woman escaped the blaze uninjured, Macon-Bibb County Fire Lt. Ben Gleaton said.
Dudley was treated for smoke inhalation and cuts he sustained while escaping out a window, Gleaton said.
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Gleaton said the fire appears to have been an accident, but the exact cause still is under investigation.
The fire is the second fatal fire in 2016.
Cheryl Mcglynn, 57, and Troy Thomason, 56, were killed Oct. 5 in a house fire at 745 Woodridge Drive, off Wimbish Road.
Jones said he’s willing to install a smoke detector for free to homes that don’t have one. Call 478-621-6314 to arrange an installation.