Arson suspected in vacant Macon house fire

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

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

The blaze was burning in the living room and was knocked down in about 10 minutes, Malcom said. An investigator will inspect evidence at the scene to try to determine whether the fire was deliberately set.