McIntyre mother, two sons die in house fire

A McIntyre mother and two sons were killed in an early morning house fire.

Authorities were called to 246A Vinson Road just before 1 a.m., said Wilkinson County Coroner Billy Matthews.

Matthews said witnesses reported seeing 36-year-old La'Thelma Ferguson Beck go into the burning house to rescue a child.

Firefighters later found Beck and her sons, 10-year-old Donavan Beck and 12-year-old Damon Beck Jr., dead inside, he said.

The three bodies were taken to the GBI’s crime lab in Macon where an autopsy is scheduled to be performed Tuesday, Matthews said.

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the blaze, he said.

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