Firefighters on scene of house fire in south Macon

Macon-Bibb firefighters are battling a house fire in Macon this morning.

Firefighters arrived on the scene of the fire at 2372 Knott Street at about 11 a..m. Firefighters found a woman who was inside the house. Macon Bibb Fire Chief Marvin Riggins said the woman was taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Riggins said firefighters are searching the house in case others were inside, but haven't found anyone else.

Kelley Pledge, a neighbor, said the woman normally kept her two grandchildren, but said they were not at the house with her today.

Pledge said he looked out the front door of his house across the street this morning and saw flames coming out from under porch.

"It looked like an explosion at first," he said.

Pledge went to the back door of the house and tried to kick it open.

"But the bars on the door were too hot. We couldn't get in," he said.

Firefighters were then able to force their way into house to rescue the woman, whose name wasn't immediately available.

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