Arson suspected in early morning Macon house fire

Macon-Bibb County firefighters are investigating a suspicious fire in a vacant house at 983 Lexington St. not far off Gray Highway in east Macon.

When crews arrived at about 5:40 a.m. they found fire coming from the front and side of the one-story house and heavy smoke, said District Chief J.R. Malcom.

The blaze was burning in the living room and was knocked down in about 10 minutes, Malcom said.

An investigator will gather evidence at the scene to try to determine whether the fire was deliberately set.