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Bibb fires cause extensive damage to Bibb homes

Macon-Bibb County firefighters battled three serious blazes Sunday.

Two firefighters were hurt while fighting a fire shortly after midnight at an egg carton manufacturing plant hear the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

A one-story home in the 2300 block of Donald Avenue sustained a great deal of damage Sunday afternoon because of a fire that apparently began in the kitchen.

No one was home at the time and no was injured, said District Chief Ronnie Malcolm with the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department. The residents said the oven door was opened to help heat the house and they forgot about it when they left the residence, Malcolm said.

“There was heat and smoke damage throughout the house,” he said. The residents were staying with relatives Sunday night.

Also Sunday afternoon, a shop in the rear of a single-wide mobile home burned down in the 4100 block of Jeffersonville Road, Malcolm said.

The heat melted a service wire from the home to the shop and the fallen wire fell onto a pickup truck, which energized. Firefighters were unable to put out the burning truck until the power to the wire could be turned off, so the truck was badly burned.

“They were lucky that their mobile home was not destroyed by the fire,” Malcolm said.

Nobody was hurt in either fire, Malcolm said.

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