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Macon Fire Claims Lives Of Mother, 3 Children

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say an early-morning fire swept through a duplex in Macon, killing a mother and three of her girls.

Fire officials say the blaze was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday on Carmen Place in the central Georgia city. The Telegraph of Macon reports (http://bit.ly/14ZGymi) that the first firefighters to arrive were able to rescue a man and two teenage boys.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says fire crews found multiple bodies while fighting the flames.

Jones identified the victims as 36-year-old Jennifer Caffee; 10-year-old Wendy Chapman, who had cerebral palsy and used a wheelchair; 13-year-old Elizabeth Caffee and 5-year-old Holly Tucker.

Authorities say a man and two teenage boys were taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia. Their conditions were not immediately known.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com


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