A homeless man has been charged with arson in a vacant house fire that injured three Macon-Bibb County firefighters.
George Green Little, 63, who has no home according to Bibb jail records, was arrested just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Little is accused of setting fire to a house at the corner of Calhoun Street Lane and Elm Street Lane at around midnight Thursday.
By the time firefighters arrived early Friday, the house was engulfed in flames.
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Crews had been to another arson at that house a few weeks earlier, so firefighters did a search of the building to make sure no one was inside.
Three firefighters were hurt when part of a porch collapsed and they were hit by debris.
After being treated at Medical Center, Navicent Health, two of the firefighters returned to full duty, but one of them suffered a leg sprain and remains on light duty, Macon-Bibb Fire Chief Marvin Riggins said.
"Certainly they do cross over into harm's way a lot," Riggins said of his firefighters.
Investigators believe Little had set a warming fire inside the house that got out of control.
He was charged with third degree arson.