Arsonist torches apartment complex office in early morning blaze

An early morning fire at a south Macon apartment complex has been ruled arson.

At about 2 a.m. Thursday, Macon-Bibb County firefighters were called to Majestic Gardens at 2560 Rocky Creek Road where a fire was burning outside of the leasing office.

“There was a strong odor consistent with evaporated gasoline,” fire investigator Lt. Ben Gleaton said.

The flames were confined to the vinyl siding of the building, he said, but posters are going up on the property looking for information about the arsonist.

Anyone with information about the fire is urged to call the Arson Hotline at 800-282-5804 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines