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Arson suspected as fire burns vacant house in Macon

Macon-Bibb County firefighters suspect arson after battling an early morning suspicious fire in a vacant house on Long Street.

Shortly before 4:30 a.m. crews were dispatched to the 700 block of Long Street which is between Alphabet City and Second Street near Eisenhower Parkway, said a 911 dispatcher.

The flames heavily damaged one room of the one-story wood-frame house, said Battalion Chief John Malcom.

Investigators will begin trying to determine what started the fire as soon as the building is cool enough to inspect.

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