A house fire Friday afternoon in east Macon started in the same way as two other house fires here this week.
Folks living at 2437 Bristol Drive apparently had a deep fryer plugged in when Tropical Storm Irma knocked out power earlier this week, Macon-Bibb County Fire Lt. Ben Gleaton said.
When power was restored to the area Friday afternoon, the deep fryer turned on, causing flames to erupt in the kitchen about 1:20 p.m.
A neighbor across the street called 911, Gleaton said.
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Nine dogs that were inside the house were evacuated and survived.
On Wednesday, two houses in Lake Wildwood burned from fires that started on a stove.
Though power had been restored to much of Macon by Friday night, Gleaton urged those without power to make sure all appliances are unplugged.